Comedy

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Low Comedy
Comedy focussed on a situation or series of events including physical mishaps, bodily functions, and coincidences. "South Park is a very funny show which is primarily focused on low comedy."
High Comedy
Comedy which is focused on characters, dialogue, or ideas. "The court proceedings took on an aspect of high comedy."
Juxtaposition
An act or instance of placing close together or side-by-side, especially for comparison/contrast. The state of being close together or side-by-side. "Subtle colored backgrounds harmonize the juxtaposition of black-and-white sketches and prints with color reproductions."
Derision
Ridicule; mockery. An object of ridicule. "The inept performance elicited derision from the audience."
Denounce
To condemn or censure openly or publicly. To make a formal accusation against, as to the police or in a court. To give formal notice of the termination or denial of. "The presidential hopeful was denounced as morally corrupt."
caricature
A picture, description, etc. ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or effects of persons or things. The art or process of producing such pictures, descriptions, etc. ANy limitation or copy so distorted or inferior as to be ludicrous. "Hs caricature of the mayor in this morning's newspaper is the best he's ever drawn."
Persona
A person. The voice or character speaking or narrating a story. "He just has this amazingly cool vibe and persona"
Satire
A way of using humor to show that someone or something is foolish, weak, bad, etc. "The play was satire on the kings of England."
Irony
The use of convey a meaning that is opposite of its literal meaning. A technique of indicating, as though character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated. "She had irony in her reply, 'How nice!' when i said i had to work all weekend."
Anecdote
A brief, entertaining account of an incident or event. "His personal anecdote about childhood eating disorders was hilarious."
Performance
Acting a role or telling a story or other piece for an audience. "The Seattle Shakespeare company gave a brilliant performance at the Tahoma Junior High school."
Parody
A humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing. "Weird Al's songs are all a parody of a popular song or movie."