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Sat, Jul 14, 2018 1:03 PM

Live Poll: Comedy Types

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Action comedy, comedy of errors.

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Never really thought about it as to which type I personally consider as my favorite just as long it is dumb. There has to be some food for the mind in it.
But wouldn’t “Arsenic and Old Lace” fit better as Black Comedy than Plup Fiction”? “Bringing Up Baby” is usually defined as the best in screwball comedy. I can think of more modern ones as presentative of that type.

I think a short definition of each type would help. Why? I was thinking of some of the types you could have missed, like sex comedies or role reversals, when I realize that “Comedy of manners” would cover role reversals. But how many people know what that term means. I personally got into trouble with African Americans who had thought the term “Black Comedy” refers to comedy by African American people, and they didn’t know that term actually refers to comedy involving death, crime, sin and such.

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dark comedy for me. :D

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ElM,

Great poll. I enjoy all of these kinds of comedy when they are done well. This is my order of preference.

1. PARODY
2. SATIRE
3. MUSICAL COMEDY
4. SCREWBALL COMEDY
5. SLAPSTICK COMEDY
6. ACTION COMEDY
7. COMEDY OF ERRORS
8. ROMANTIC COMEDY
9. COMEDY OF MANNERS
10. BLACK COMEDY

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FYC:
Horror comedy - Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead
Dramedy - Dan in Real Life, The Royal Tenenbaums
Fish Out of Water - Tootsie, Encino Man
Sci-Fi comedy - Ghostbusters, Men in Black
Military comedy - Private Benjamin, Stripes
Gross out comedy - Porky's, American Pie
Burlesque - Gold Diggers of 1933, She Done Him Wrong
Fantasy comedy - Big, Bruce Almighty
Farce - Some Like It Hot, The Birdcage

Also, found this regarding parody vs. spoof vs. satire. In case you were interested...

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How about “Comic Relief”? My description of it. “Comedy or wisecrack or aside inserted into a non comedy play or movie in order to temporarily relieve or lessen the tension of the story and give the audience a short break.”

Raiders of the Lost Ark - where a tired Indie just shoots this guy instead of fighting him. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082971/...

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My Favorite type of comedy, that sadly I couldn't find an exact correlation to on your list, is Serious Comedy. The idea of serious comedy is that everyone on screen is taking whatever situation is happening as seriously as possible. I can't think of a good movie that exemplifies this off the top of my head, but a good example from a TV Show is the "Potato Chip Scene" in the anime Death Note

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrpdFmb0EMc

Obviously, this scene is "deathly" serious for all characters who are in it, but the audience watching understands that this is totally ridiculous.

If this was in the poll, I must've overlooked it, but if not then here's my answer. (Other than Parody/Satire and Action Comedy which are tied for 2nd)