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comedy British & World English

Professional entertainment consisting of jokes and sketches, intended to make an audience laugh

comedy English Thesaurus

he excels in comedy

comedy club British & World English

A venue where comedians give stand-up performances in front of an audience

high comedy British & World English

Comedy employing sophisticated wit and often satirizing the upper classes

low comedy British & World English

Comedy in which the subject and its treatment border on farce

New Comedy British & World English

A style of ancient Greek comedy associated with Menander, in which young lovers typically undergo endless vicissitudes in the company of stock fictional characters

musical comedy British & World English

A light play or film with songs, dialogue, and dancing; a musical

romantic comedy British & World English

A film or play that deals with love in a light, humorous way

alternative comedy British & World English

A style of comedy rejecting established (especially racist or sexist) stereotypes and sometimes having a political component

Restoration comedy British & World English

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

situation comedy British & World English

A television or radio series in which the same set of characters are involved in various amusing situations

comedy of manners British & World English

A play, novel, or film that gives a satirical portrayal of behaviour in a particular social group

tragicomedy British & World English

A play or novel containing elements of both comedy and tragedy