Comedy Film

Genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour
trends
JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember0500
alias
comedy movie
comedy film
media
Commons category
Comedy films
Wikipedia creation date
11/5/2001
Wikipedia incoming links count
Wikipedia opening text
A comedy film is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending (black comedy being an exception). One of the oldest genres in film – and derived from the classical comedy in theatre –, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue. Comedy, compared with other film genres, puts much more focus on individual stars, with many former stand-up comics transitioning to the film industry due to their popularity. While many comic films are lighthearted stories with no intent other than to amuse, others contain political or social commentary (such as The King of Comedy and Wag the Dog).
Wikipedia redirect
ComedyFilm
Comedy Film
Comedy films
Wacky Comedy film
Comedy movie
Adult comedy film
Comic actors
Black comedy film
Anarchic comedy films
Comedy movies
Comedic film
Comedy flm
Comedy (film)
Comic actor
Adventure comedy
Service comedy
Anarchic comedy film
Military comedy
Fantasy-comedy film
Top 100 Comedy Films
Fantasy comedy film
Adventure comedy film
Wikipedia URL
BabelNet ID
Freebase ID
GND ID
IAB code
330
Library of Congress authority ID
Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms ID
US National Archives Identifier
external links