How To Use Comedy In A Sentence

  • 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. Anton Yelchin and Fred Armisen Join The Smurfs | /Film
  • 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.
  • The movie is a potent brew of adventure, sex and comedy.
  • There's no wit here, just slapstick comedy. Times, Sunday Times
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  • Most comedy relies on distorting reality.
  • Their show consists of two hours of adult side-splitting comedy and brilliant live music.
  • Another modern attempt to make a classic 1930s screwball comedy. Times, Sunday Times
  • She was a very special writer and her death is a great loss to comedy. The Sun
  • Family comedy sequel based on the popular book series. The Sun
  • I think bringing comedy back into a burlesque environment is a nice touch.
  • Oh, yes, they make those weird, two-wheel gizmos you have to stand on that you see Kevin James riding around in in his latest movie Paul Bart : Mall Cop - it's a comedy.
  • As an author of a romantic comedy myself, I do understand that it is difficult to make the genre seem fresh after many miserable retreads.
  • Terrified lest his secret be made public, and turn him into an object of scorn, he managed to sublimate these fears and transform them into the stuff of comedy.
  • The family show includes colourful costumes, lively characters, music, comedy and audience participation.
  • It's a latter-day screwball comedy waiting to happen. Times, Sunday Times
  • And the only real way of pulling it off is by making it a comedy and basically making the audience cack themselves constantly for an hour and a half.
  • That's a grey area, but the very uncertainty injects a nice frisson into the comedy.
  • But I did, and managed to pull off, not unhandily, a tale called ` A Wayside Comedy’ where I worked for a certain ` economy of implication,’ and in one phrase of less than a dozen words believed I had succeeded.
  • I'd listened to the programme a fair few times during my last year at school '93-4 and been dazzled by its mix of inspired music, learned guests, poetry, comedy and all-round self-deprecating dementedness, but it wasn't until I left for university that I became a devout fan. Archive 2006-04-01
  • He hires all his unemployable comedy friends and we're supposed to chuckle along with their camaraderie, as though paying eight bucks makes us eligible to be in on the in-jokes.
  • It's better approached as a comedy than a murder mystery.
  • Well, in view of the fact that there is a slave part in it, I shall do just as I said and make it tragi-comedy. nunc hoc me orare a vobis iussit Iuppiter, ut conquaestores singula in subsellia eant per totam caveam spectatoribus, si cui favitores delegates viderint, ut is in cavea pignus capiantur togae; Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi Amphitryon, The Comedy of Asses, The Pot of Gold, The Two Bacchises, The Captives
  • Her latest film is the staple offering of action and comedy which we have come to expect.
  • Not only are they pushing the boundaries of irreverence, which is hilarious, but it is grounded in this humanity, this pain, this pathos, that goes beyond what we think of as comedy. USATODAY.com News
  • I'm still worried that it implies that I'm the sort of crazy guy that stands in the pub quoting catchphrases from well-known British comedy programmes.
  • But it's worth a go just to splat Tony Blur, William Vague and Charles Comedy.
  • There is no alcohol, but music and comedy sketches. Times, Sunday Times
  • This satirical, slapstick comedy is a feel-good film that is effortless to watch.
  • Gaurav is an active member in the comedy octet, The Other Guys.
  • What's most distinctive about this mordant comedy of manners is the resolutely awkward cinematography. Times, Sunday Times
  • The comedy star's character delivers a moving monologue to camera in the final scene. The Sun
  • With his mate riding shotgun and in disbelief, this is a reasonable comedy about looks, with some funny gross-out moments as you view the world through Hal's rose-coloured eyes.
  • The plays fall into the categories of history, tragedy, comedy and tragicomedy.
  • Without a single zinger in the bunch, this comedy is gasping for laughs, and should be relegated to the $2.99 bin very soon.
  • A . Well, there's a new situation comedy on Channel 4.
  • I wonder if the intended comedy is supposed to be in trying figure out if she's aware of what's going on.
  • The DVD case insert calls it a screwball comedy, but it's really more of a domestic one.
  • He has a steely-eyed seriousness about comedy, and confidence. Times, Sunday Times
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  • Dinner parties, cookery demos, oyster shucking championships, plus music and comedy. Times, Sunday Times
  • The highest expression of nineteenth century neoclassicism is seen in the wonderful mural, based on Dante's Divine Comedy, by Jacobo Gálvez and Gerardo Suárez on the dome of the Degollado Theater. Murals come to life in the Florence of Mexico: Guadalajara
  • Hardwick acknowledges that moving from romantic comedy / relationship drama to the action genre is a departure for him.
  • That is the simple premise for this goofy comedy. The Sun
  • This is what comedy is, hon, making fun of other people; it's the responsibility of people in a comedy to fire back.
  • At times it appeared as if the entire British comedy establishment was in attendance. Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing
  • Life is a comedy to him who thinks and a tragedy to him who feels. 
  • Not only will you be made a laughing-stock of, but some scribbler, some ink-splasher will put you into a comedy. The Inspector-General
  • Her performance in that play really put her on the map as a comedy actress.
  • Character comedy at its most committed. Times, Sunday Times
  • Comedy and theatre designs are shaped by a happy combination of intellect and emotion. Times, Sunday Times
  • _The comedy of Wilmot successful: The wounded stranger seen at a distance: Oratory abandoned with regret: The dangers that attend being honest: A new invitation from Hector: A journey deferred by an arrest, and another accidental sight of the stranger_ The Adventures of Hugh Trevor
  • The sane people of the world saw it purely as a piece of comic genius, and showered awards upon the badly-drawn comedy.
  • Comedy breaks down walls. It frees us for just a moment from the ugliness of this world. Goldie Hawn 
  • If this sounds like an unlikely subject for knockabout comedy, it is, but Booker prize winner DBC Pierre almost pulls it off.
  • This film however never takes itself seriously at all and is a clever well thought out modern comedy.
  • He has said of his pun-heavy brand of comedy: If you compulsively pun you are called a paronomasiac. Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph
  • The nave but essentially well-meaning Peter's interaction with his flawed clients formed the centre of the piece and much of the comedy sprung from the dynamic duologues.
  • The show follows the traditional plot of the fairytale story but with plenty of comedy and slapstick to keep the crowds entertained for both evening and matinee performances.
  • His latest film is described as a 'romantic comedy'.
  • This set me thinking about whether you could have a comedy without jokes.
  • All the elements of a good dark comedy are here: a murder, a dysfunctional family, someone in a clown suit and so on - but they should be tweaked further.
  • Again there is a comparison with Beckett and tragicomedy, where happiness and sadness are all the more vivid from being in relief to each other.
  • If you are aiming almost for pure comedy, then your detective will need only the smallest core of toughness or commonsense.
  • Toss in a few bowling trophies, dudes in bathrobes and women wearing Valkyrie horns, red pageboy cuts, and tight-fitting purple jumpsuits and hairnets, and you might have a sense of this homage to the 1998 Coen brothers' cult comedy, "The Big Lebowski. Paying Homage to the Dude
  • 'Modern Times' is a classic comedy starring Charlie Chaplin, the grandaddy of comic film actors.
  • A comedy about becoming fully conscious, AND SOPHIE COMES TOO follows the three Abramowitz sisters and their mother Sophie, who may or may not wake from a coma before her daughters take control of their increasingly chaotic lives: Barbara, a single lesbian, doesn't want her wacky family's calamity to interfere with her sex life or the pending adoption of a baby girl from China. BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content
  • The demands which Humbert makes upon Lolita, with his appalling sentimentality, cannot possibly be met by her: and the result is a bitter comedy in which the nymphet answers his passion by demand for more iced lollies or fudge sundaes. From the archive, 23 January 1959: Lolita and its critics
  • Stand-up comedy is the medium from which the doyens of light entertainment are recruited in today's world of low-budget television.
  • Bursting with frantic energy, wry humour and a multitude of voices, it might be best described as a romantic comedy-thriller, but even this fails to capture its sparkling originality.
  • While theoretical academics and self-conscious modernists shy away from the sentimental pitfalls of such subjects as love, sex and death, the country and western crooners would give the human tragi-comedy full unashamed voice. This week's new exhibitions
  • Ah, what a coup for the Liverpool Festival of Comedy.
  • With Raising Hope, Greg Garcia captures a smart take on the working-class family with a great mix of wild comedy and a big dose of heart," Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said in a statement. Fox Picks Up Raising Hope For Full Season
  • Neither slap-happy comedy nor aggressive action fare, The Beaver is a somber, sad domestic drama featuring an alcoholic in acute crisis.
  • They imitated the Hollywood genres of comedy, melodrama, musicals and Westerns.
  • The middle-class in the center of concern in these novels, as it is in sentimental comedy.
  • By then we had evolved beyond the comforting comedy of repeated formulas, where familiarity bred content.
  • His resigned acceptance of the situations in which the plot places him is a masterpiece of understated comedy acting and very, very effective.
  • He has a gift for comedy and a strong, virile sound that proved a welcome contrast to the softer tones of the lighter voiced singers.
  • Black it certainly is; funny it certainly is, but, in reality, it is more of a symposium of anarchic, iconoclastic humour than a comedy in the pure sense of the word.
  • At first I thought we were being filmed for a comedy programme or something.
  • He will be shown gratuitous sex and graphic violence, hidden behind innuendo and called a romantic comedy.
  • The writers juggled a nice mix of comedy, drama and romance pretty well, only occasionally stumbling into gooey sentimentality.
  • These moral essays advanced other theories in harmony with sentimental comedy.
  • He witters on in a comedy falsetto about lutes, but doesn't seem to find what he's looking for up in the hills.
  • I came to something like: Drama (and comedy) is active risk and choice, people doing things of consequence to an end, character in vigorous crisis questing for balance. Lauren Gunderson: Theater of the Every Day Epic
  • My dream is to direct a musical comedy one day.
  • Drama, campiness, and comedy coexist equally on-stage, resulting in a brew which is hilarious and at the same time heart-rending.
  • I hadn't heard of this series until BBC 7 started rerunning them, and this is by far my favorite sci-fi comedy, even giving (gasp!) Issue 0.035
  • These moral essays advanced other theories in harmony with sentimental comedy.
  • The play is a character-driven comedy but also becomes a paean to the joy that achieving even modest goals can bring.
  • The US comedy format was gradually imported to UK screens.
  • Young company Waking Exploits are reviving this boisterous comedy and taking it out on tour at a moment in time when people's faith in financial institutions is at an all-time low and the word banker has almost become synonymous with villain. This week's new theatre
  • Its more a of Dark Comedy Unlike " The Santa Clause " this movie should not be watched by young kids, as this is one bad ass Santa story.
  • The 1st film was bad, but it had comedy moments in it to perk it up.
  • That said, it is still an enjoyable evening - both comedy and tragedy certainly have their moments.
  • March 25th, 2010 more images more images KERALA, INDIA (GaeaTimes. com) - Today, a Malayalam comedy flick named 'In Ghost House Inn' is releasing all over Kerala. Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7
  • The story is part love story, part comedy of self-justification, and part a chronicle of an appalling crime.
  • The story of the purchase of Sarah's burial plot is comedy, and comedy frequently takes delight in debunking heroes.
  • Comedy, tragedy, love, death, the spiritual and the bawdy are all represented.
  • Stiles especially shows a talent for deadpan comedy that very few of her recent films have given her the opportunity to show.
  • The play takes the audience back to 1898 through presentations of wild west acts, musical extravaganzas, ridiculous comedy, a touch of burlesque and boxing - all of which actually took place in the Palace Grand Theatre.
  • Zeit Opern" – operas of the time – were a common feature of Germany in the 1920s, when Hindemith wrote a media comedy called Neues vom Tage (News of the Day), and even Schoenberg attempted a (very unfunny) comedy called Heute Oder Morgen (Today or Tomorrow). I predict a riot
  • Jeanne Tripplehorn pairs with Dylan McDermott in this comedy about a ridiculous romantic and an utter realist brought together by destiny.
  • There is always someone's band playing on Ludlow Street, or a friend's one man show in alphabet city, or a comedy club desperate to pull you in off the sidewalk. Lily Blau: The Temple and Tony Kushner: Worshiping Art and the Art of Worship
  • The man who had hoped to segue from comedy returned to the role he hated and the director he couldn't abide.
  • The marital tragi-comedy stars the director's actress wife Emmanuelle Seigner as a free-spirited temptress wed to an invalid Peter Coyote, engaged in seductive cruise-ship shenanigans with Hugh Grant and Kristin Scott-Thomas. Start September With Superior Cinema
  • Donald E. Westlake's _God Save the Mark_ (Forge, $24.95 hardcover, $14.95 trade paper), chosen and introduced by series editor Otto Penzler, is a splendid early example of his unique brand of criminous comedy The Body Ricardo
  • The film is delightfully humorous in the best traditions of romantic comedy.
  • I'm a bit of a comedy anorak really.
  • Hurtling along at breakneck speed, this smash hit comedy of marital deception guarantees a great night out.
  • A serious comedy, it prompts whoops of delight while also making people think, in this case about the purpose of education. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Duke was revelling in the occasion, his toothless mouth curved up in a great leer like the mask of comedy.
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  • TBS also presents major live events, including star-studded comedy festivals in Chicago and Las Vegas. Conan O’Brien Goes to TBS | /Film
  • These two have been working together since they were college roommates at USC Film School, and they really wanted to make an over the top comedy after doing biopics.
  • There is effective use of puppets and perspective with the library stairs, and some clever lighting effects and physical comedy.
  • In 1994, when I was in the European Youth orchestra, I started doing musical comedy soirées.
  • After all, according to comedy e-card site JibJab, Tuesday is unofficially "May the 4th Be with You" day. 'Star Wars' comes to JibJab
  • She ensures this comedy doesn't stray too far from the troublesome emotions from which the other characters are seeking refuge. Times, Sunday Times
  • I was at a ting on Saturday when a mother put on a pair of comedy / joke glasses.
  • He is not the first director to realise that the playwright's famous study of marital hatred is really a black comedy.
  • I watched her for a moment and then resumed listening to Jean's unmeant comedy.
  • Describing comedy, especially sketch comedy, in a review is terribly difficult.
  • It featured a series of comedy skits and a half-dozen songs, all loosely recounting the colonial experience.
  • The previous Eccentric Club, started in 1890 by Jack Harrison, a theatrical costumier and the father of popular musical comedy actresses Phyllis Monkman, Dorothy Monkman and Beryl Harrison, from its humble beginnings in Shaftesbury Avenue rose to become one of the most influential artistic and business establishments in Britain as well as one of its most generous charities. Archive 2008-08-01
  • He plays the lead in a remake of the 1920s comedy classic.
  • It's a comedy of errors... but only because the man was just a rickshaw driver. The Sun
  • Most recently, Boyle was known as the crotchety father on the television comedy series Everybody loves Raymond. Archive 2006-12-01
  • Life is a comedy to him who thinks and a tragedy to him who feels. 
  • A culmination of Stephen Chow's previous movies, Kung Fu Hustle raises the chopsocky comedy bar to another level.
  • In keeping with the genre's established recipe, most of its skits are more like comedy rituals than sketches, in that the payoffs usually involve the anticipated repetition of catchphrases.
  • If, however, you like your comedy no more postmodern than a saucy seaside postcard, read on.
  • The children succeeded in playing out the comedy within two hours.
  • – Among the comedies is the Adam Carolla comedy project that features the humorous radio and TV personality Carolla (“The Man Show,” “The Hammer”) as a contractor who sets out to re-build his life following a divorce. NBC Announces Some of its Early Development Slate for 2010-11 – Collider.com
  • There are some spooky goings-on in this Halloween episode of the family comedy. The Sun
  • But his camp nasal voice led him to consider comedy while working in a call centre. The Sun
  • In television, a medium where you can't move for unfunny, awkward, comedy-kryptonite quartets, that's gold dust. Times, Sunday Times
  • Nicholson had been an actor before his unsaleably distinctive romantic-comedy face condemned him to obscurity. The Beekeeper's Apprentice
  • Having started out as a ‘proper’ actress, mine was a circuitous route to comedy.
  • It was the prelude to one of the funniest scenes in film comedy. Times, Sunday Times
  • Comedy spoofing the 1970s cop show. The Sun
  • Yet despite a third-act plunge into compromised stodge (which is unsurprising considering its star names), there's some surprisingly edgy humour at work in this darker-than-expected comedy from German-born writer-director Derrick Borte. Mark Kermode's DVD round-up
  • McCrea was equally adept in comedy and drama.
  • Irony is of signal importance in English humour, in everything from radio comedy to literature.
  • It's essentially a series of vaudeville comedy routines.
  • It wasn't supposed to be a comedy but I found it hysterically funny.
  • Surprisingly, this insubstantial comedy drama returns for a third season. Times, Sunday Times
  • I have named these sounds "taps," and it is the various combinations of these sounds that are used so effectively in musical comedy dances, in tap, step, and American specialty dancing (sometimes called clogging), as well as in some of our choicest acrobatic dancing. The Art of Stage Dancing The Story of a Beautiful and Profitable Profession
  • The award-winning docu-comedy will be shown on October 28.
  • To me, Li'l Shia seems born for screwball comedy; he has a ring-a-ding Joey Bishop-on-amphetamines style of delivery that never skips a syllable. Michael Bay, movie-making maverick?
  • So we have the classic odd-couple comedy: two unalike people yoked together. Times, Sunday Times
  • One of the things I adore about Jet Li is the way he often plays this terrifically competent martial arts expert who at the same time retains a sense of innocence and humility and a sometimes comedic lack of suavity around attractive women (this movie includes a mother-daughter team of thieves, so you can be sure there is some comedy). 2008 Film Reviews: More Catching Up
  • About a decade ago, I was asked to appear on a comedy special which featured political comedians.
  • You can see why audiences lap up the comedy, the colour and the phantasmagorical love story at its heart. Times, Sunday Times
  • Sentimental comedy possesses several characteristics that are incompatible with the classic concept of tragedy and the tragic hero.
  • The surreally fresh creel of sketch comedy was one of the freshest and inventive productions of the year - one that deserves to be remounted again, or toured.
  • Its gentle humour and stunning cinematography knock other comedy series into the long grass. Times, Sunday Times
  • What it does have in abundance is limp, broad comedy starring Shia LaBeouf and some actually rather tepid vamping by former-It Girl Megan Fox. Night Flights: March 2010 Edition « Screaming Blue Reviews
  • The "bromantic" comedy "I Love You, Man" attracted equal numbers of men and women, according to the studio. undefined
  • From the BBC Comedy show, ‘Goodness Gracious Me’, comes the word chuddies, meaning underpants.
  • As comedy chops go, this cast is way up there. The Sun
  • The play is a comedy, in the broadest sense of the word .
  • Besides its spot-on timeliness, "Outsourced" is a delightful comedy for how it deftly harvests laughs from the inevitable culture clash, from Todd's overeagerness to bridge the gap, and from the innate silliness of the company's product line (whoopee cushions, foam fingers and the like). 2010 Fall TV Lineup: 10 New Shows Worth Checking Out
  • The performance slides easily between droll comedy and arresting visuals. Times, Sunday Times
  • Festival is a black comedy set during the annual Edinburgh Fringe festival.
  • There isn't much comedy in the film, unless you consider an actor walking around with a prosthetic penis a hoot.
  • The two-hour extravaganza features comedy sketches, ridiculous games and live music. Times, Sunday Times
  • His current tour sees a near-perfect mix of personal anecdotes, observational comedy and sly wit. Times, Sunday Times
  • This refusal is key to the pleasures found in Diggers, the small-scale social comedy directed with almost unerring tact. GreenCine Daily: Diggers.
  • Two friends took me out that night to a comedy club, and I got trashed.
  • I saw this much more as a limitation of/trope from the romantic comedy genre in general.
  • The boss locked them in and launched into a rant like the TV comedy character. The Sun
  • We may well imagine that such scenes were preceded as well as accompanied by a fearful racket within (a familiar device of our low comedy and extravaganza), the effect probably heightened by tempestuous _melodrama_ on the _tibiae_, as both the scenes cited are in _canticum_. The Dramatic Values in Plautus
  • While that might have been a knee-slapper in the mid-19th century, even adding obscenities wouldn't get it to Comedy Central today.
  • It entails boy's-adventure jolliness, raffish character comedy, social satire, dialect humor, maybe-metaphorical farce, a parody of morbidly sentimental verse. Books on Southern Humor
  • The instrument, his long-term comedy partner, was still around for support but he also introduced a posse of new characters and comedy situations.
  • Leave Boycott Bill alone, I think his programme is the best comedy on T.V., he is a very funny little man. Think Progress » Bill O’Reilly says if he was in charge of Iraq
  • If "Wall-E" were a romantic comedy, it would be about a humble garbageman who falls for a supermodel who also happens to be a top scientist with a knack for marksmanship.
  • But it needs a flash animator, or any kind of animator, who is fast, talented, and has a good sense of timing and visual comedy. EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - ELR needs a animator NOW!
  • Its collection of entwined stories is brilliantly constructed, moving between satirical comedy and unforced pathos. Times, Sunday Times
  • Peter Bowles as Judith's novelist husband best catches the acidulous tone of Coward's comedy of bad manners.
  • He used the stock characters of traditional Italian comedy, but cleaned up their characteristic ridiculous licentious behaviour in an attempt to introduce a higher moral tone.
  • A mumbly, pandering comedy, based off a good property, catered to look like the quirk-fests of years past. Youth In Revolt Bombs, I Win 50 Dollars | Manolith
  • In the context of raucous comedy, the insanity conceit works well. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The book is an acquired taste, but on stage it revealed itself as an entertaining character comedy thanks to a set of brilliant performances led by Ward as a catty matriarch driven by self-interest.
  • This is Jacobean comedy at its documentary best: a salty, vivid report on the eternal clash between the puritan ethic and spendthrift snobbery.
  • 1606, "It was a comedy to see what a crowding, as if it had been at a new play, there was upon the Acherontic strand. A Book of the Play Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character
  • The teenage comedy arc is fully intact: geek is a geek, geek becomes popular, geek faces insurmountable odds, geek triumphs.
  • Much of the press's obsession has concerned the band's bratty street-gang comedy. Globe and Mail
  • The interfering in-laws featured well in the comedy elements as the situation descended into chaos.
  • Of course, he'd given up medicine to pursue comedy, but he was absolutely at his best when caring for others.
  • The streets of Leicester become soaked with comedy for the 21st annual festival. Times, Sunday Times
  • There was some inspired audience participation and I found myself constantly laughing, though it may have had more to do with the Peruvian, wearing a very cool alpaca pullover, sitting next to me who was comedy gold.
  • My dream is to direct a musical comedy one day.
  • Its collection of entwined stories is brilliantly constructed, moving between satirical comedy and unforced pathos. Times, Sunday Times
  • McCall Smith deals in the comedy of character, rather than in farce.
  • Comedian Aziz Ansari won the Jury Award for "Best S.andup" in 2006 at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. NPR Topics: News
  • Comedy about a debt-ridden man who hatches a scheme to rob a bank. The Sun
  • Basically a wry comedy, it has serious overtones and philosophical implications.

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