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low comedy

comedy that depends on physical action, broadly humorous or farcical situations, and often bawdy or vulgar jokes.
Compare high comedy.
Origin of low comedy
Related forms
low comedian, noun Unabridged
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  • You've been having a fine, low-comedy time laughing yourselves to death at me, haven't you?

    Jason Justus Miles Forman
  • Didn't you s'pose I knew as well as any one that I got a low-comedy face and couldn't ever make the grade in a serious piece?

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • On the one hand, Lessing and George Eliot; on the other, the stock dramatist and novelist, with their low-comedy villain.'

British Dictionary definitions for low-comedy

low comedy

comedy characterized by slapstick and physical action
Derived Forms
low comedian, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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