Professional entertainment consisting of jokes and sketches, intended to make an audience laugh
he excels in comedy
A short comic performance, especially one written or improvised on a given theme or subject; a comedy sketch.
The earliest of the three phases into which ancient Greek comedy is customarily divided, largely consisting of topical political satire with a festive, farcical tone and a prominent chorus.
A venue where comedians give stand-up performances in front of an audience
Comedy employing sophisticated wit and often satirizing the upper classes
Comedy in which the subject and its treatment border on farce
A style of ancient Greek comedy associated with Menander, in which young lovers typically undergo endless vicissitudes in the company of stock fictional characters
A theatre, radio, or television drama which combines serious and comic elements.
Instinctive and extraordinary capacity or aptitude for comedy.
A theatre in which comedies are performed; (now also) a venue for stand-up comedy.
A short comic play or performance, typically consisting of a single scene in a variety show, theatrical revue, or (now especially) a television programme.
A writer, especially a playwright, who composes a comedy or comedies; (now also) someone who writes comedy scripts for theatre, radio, television, or cinema.
The second of the three phases into which ancient Greek comedy is customarily divided, in which boisterous social and political satire gives way to fictional plots and a focus on contemporary domestic life.
A serio-comic work or performance. As a mass noun: the style or genre associated with this.
The various venues and events at which (stand-up) comedians regularly perform, especially as an established itinerary.
A dramatic or literary work which combines comedy with elements of the thriller genre.
A play or (in later use) other literary or dramatic work which combines elements of comedy and tragedy; a tragicomedy.
A type of comedy in which an entertainer, typically standing alone on stage, tells jokes or amusing stories directly to an audience.
A light play or film with songs, dialogue, and dancing; a musical
A film or play that deals with love in a light, humorous way
A style of comedy rejecting established (especially racist or sexist) stereotypes and sometimes having a political component
A style of drama which flourished in London after the Restoration in 1660, typically having a complicated plot marked by wit, cynicism, and licentiousness. Principal exponents include William Congreve, William Wycherley, George Farquhar, and Sir John Vanbrugh
A television or radio series in which the same set of characters are involved in various amusing situations
A play, novel, or film that gives a satirical portrayal of behaviour in a particular social group
A play or novel containing elements of both comedy and tragedy