tragedy vs comedy
- drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity
- an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
When Connor sees that Michael's teenage son has witnessed the crime, it spells tragedy for the O'Sullivan family.
Racism is a tragedy beyond socioeconomic deprivation; it speaks of the total deprivation of the church today.
Tom Tedder's tragedy was that he had a perfectly accurate estimate of his own talents as an artist.
- light and humorous drama with a happy ending
- a comic incident or series of incidents
Sony Pictures Animation has a full slate of films including the mouth-watering 3D comedy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which opened as the #1 movie in North America on September 18, Hotel Transylvania, now in pre-production and, in association with Columbia Pictures, The Smurfs, now in production.
I think it's certainly quite a lot of the comedy that I've been involved in is quite extreme, if you like, and the extremity is part of what's funny about it.
The story of the guilt-ridden woman who knows she can never be a good enough mother is beautifully judged in its mixture of comedy and depression.