The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton—A nightmare all right: lurid, screwball, and grotesque.
Much of the material is, at least superficially, the stuff of screwball comedy.
Lovesickby Alex Wellen A screwball comedy about small-town love.
: screwball anticsnoun
[fr screwy and probably based on screwball2; the -ball of this term is the source of the very productive combining word that yields oddball, nutball, etc]
A pitched ball that moves to the right from a right-handed pitcher and the left from a left-handed pitcher, unlike a curve ball
[1928+ Baseball; said to have been coined by the pitcher Carl Hubbell]