10 terms

Comedy

STUDY
PLAY

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Pathos
Produces pity or sorrow, resulting mixed emotions; it's funny, yet sad
Satire
Uses irony, sarcasm, and wit to poke fun at a social institution with the intention of causing change
Sarcasm
Tongue-in-cheek, usually insulting form of humor; when used in excess, it can be hurtful and, therefore, not funny
Parody
An imitation of what is usually a serious literary or musical piece
Dry Humor
Also known as deadpan; main characteristic is the way it is a delivered - with little facial emotion or expression
Wit
Clever and humorous observations of connections between two or more ideas
Observational
Often short skits or casual performances; commentary on observations about life
Variety Shows
Shows made up of various types of performances, primarily skits and songs. Other performances include animal acts, ventriloquists, magic, and stand-up comedy.
Slapstick
Physical activity that usually happens quickly and makes fun of injury or accident
Lighthearted
Appropriate for all ages; does not delve into in-depth concepts or ideas; child-like