Comedy

Comedy is a discourse or work generally intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, television, film, stand-up comedy.

The origins of the term are found in Ancient Greece. In the Athenian democracy, the public opinion of voters was influenced by the political satire performed by the comic poets at the theaters.

Following are is a collection of movies, TV, and short films designed to make you laugh. So enjoy, and let the laughter begin.

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    Crazy Enough

    2013| 1h 4m | This movie is about identical twins that were separated at birth: One a prominent, and successful psychiatrist (Chris Kattan); the other a lifelong mental patient. When the doctor is called to his brother’s institution to perform a favor of sorts, fate …

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    Funny Money Movie

    2006 | 1h 37m | On his birthday, middle-aged Henry Perkins (Chevy Chase) is going home to Fulham on the underground, looking forward to his birthday dinner, for which he and his wife Jean (Penelope Ann Miller) have invited their old friends, Vic and Betty Johnson. Nothing out …

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    Girl Most Likely

    2013 | 1h 43m | Imogene Duncan (Kristen Wiig) was once a promising playwright who now works in a low-paying magazine job in New York City. After her affluent boyfriend leaves her and she is fired from her magazine gig, she stages a suicide attempt …

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    Johnny English

    2003| 1h 27m | When the priceless Crown Jewels are stolen, bumbling Johnny English is the only Secret Agent in the country. Johnny English is a kind-hearted but inept “MI7” agent with dreams of being their most trusted employee. After Agent One dies in a submarine …

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    My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

    2010 | 1h 24m | Ethan (Christopher Gorham) is a struggling writer who rushes to his girlfriend’s house only to be told by her roommate that she has left for the airport. There and moments later, they are reunited and embrace. It is revealed to …

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    Paulie

    1998 | 1h 31m | The film is a picaresque tale about an intelligent talking blue-crowned conure named Paulie, and his long quest to return to his owner. This movie last watched at: Tubi tv (watch free) Directed by: John Roberts Starring: Gena Rowlands, Tony …

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    School of Rock

    2003 | 1h 49m | No Vacancy, a rock band, performs at a nightclub three weeks before auditioning for the Battle of the Bands. Guitarist Dewey Finn’s erratic on-stage antics draw scorn from the audience and his fellow members. The next morning, Dewey wakes in the …

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    What We Did on Our Holiday

    2014 | 1h 35m | Doug McLeod (David Tennant) and his wife Abi (Rosamund Pike) unite following a tense separation to travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) 75th birthday. Gordie has terminal cancer so Doug’s brother, millionaire Gavin McLeod (Ben …

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Satire and political satire use comedy to portray persons or social institutions as ridiculous or corrupt, thus alienating their audience from the object of their humor.

Parody subverts popular genres and forms, critiquing those forms without necessarily condemning them.

Scatological humor, sexual humor, and race humor create comedy by violating social conventions or taboos in comic ways.

A comedy of manners typically takes as its subject a particular part of society (usually upper-class society) and uses humor to parody or satirize the behavior and mannerisms of its members.

Romantic comedy is a popular genre that depicts burgeoning romance in humorous terms and focuses on the foibles of those who are falling in love.

Other forms of comedy include screwball comedy, which derives its humor largely from bizarre, surprising (and improbable) situations or characters, and black comedy, which is characterized by a form of humor that includes darker aspects of human behavior or human nature.

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