If comedy is born of pain and misery, he has already experienced more than his share.
So in 2011 Tucker began touring again as a stand-up, starting out in comedy clubs before graduating to theaters.
Hilton, who at one time exorcised her childhood demons by turning to comedy, said she is unable to laugh anymore.
Behind those beloved voices are Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy—comedy icons who have enjoyed long and rewarding careers.
So running for office is just a natural extension of our comedy.
The comedy of Errors was an experiment of an exactly opposite kind.
His lower orders are all food for comedy or farce: he will not treat them seriously.
It was thus that Italian comedy began to disengage itself from Latin.
Frogs the frisky, frogs the spotted, were our comedy that day.
The appeal was cunningly worded, and the setting of the stage for the comedy was perfect.
late 14c., from Old French comedie (14c., "a poem," not in the theatrical sense), from Latin comoedia, from Greek komoidia "a comedy, amusing spectacle," probably from komodios "actor or singer in the revels," from komos "revel, carousal, merry-making, festival," + aoidos "singer, poet," from aeidein "to sing," related to oide (see ode).
The passage on the nature of comedy in the Poetic of Aristotle is unfortunately lost, but if we can trust stray hints on the subject, his definition of comedy (which applied mainly to Menander) ran parallel to that of tragedy, and described the art as a purification of certain affections of our nature, not by terror and pity, but by laughter and ridicule. [Rev. J.P. Mahaffy, "A History of Classical Greek Literature," London, 1895]The classical sense of the word, then, was "amusing play or performance," which is similar to the modern one, but in the Middle Ages the word came to mean poems and stories generally (albeit ones with happy endings), and the earliest English sense is "narrative poem" (e.g. Dante's "Commedia"). Generalized sense of "quality of being amusing" dates from 1877.
Comedy aims at entertaining by the fidelity with which it presents life as we know it, farce at raising laughter by the outrageous absurdity of the situation or characters exhibited, & burlesque at tickling the fancy of the audience by caricaturing plays or actors with whose style it is familiar. [Fowler]
A work — play, story, novel, or film — that ends happily for the main character (or protagonist) and contains humor to some degree. A comedy may involve unhappy outcomes for some of the characters. Shylock, for example, in The Merchant of Venice, a comedy by William Shakespeare, is disgraced in the play. The ancient Greeks and Romans produced comedies, and great numbers have been written in modern times.