Comedy — In a modern sense, comedy refers to any discourse or work generally intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, television, film, and 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. The theatrical genre of Greek comedy can be described as a performance which pits two groups or societies against each other in an amusing agon or conflict. Northrop Frye depicted these two opposing sides as a Society of Youth and a Society of the Old, a revised view characterizes the essential agon of comedy as a struggle between a relatively powerless youth and the societal conventions that pose obstacles to his hopes. Satire and political satire use comedy to portray persons or social institutions as ridiculous or corrupt, parody subverts popular genres and forms, critiquing those forms without necessarily condemning them. Similarly scatological humour, sexual humour, and race humour 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 and uses humor to parody or satirize the behaviour and mannerisms of its members.
KATY BRAND'S BIG ASS SHOW | British Board of Film Classification
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There is nothing quite like a good comedy sketch show, and this is nothing like a good comedy sketch show. I have been waiting and waiting for this programme to be listed here so I could tell the world what a total piece of rubbish this really is. The songs that Katy performs are just totally stupid and not worded very well, that's when you can actually hear what she's trying to sing, the sketches are just not funny at all and her impressions are just totally stupid too. What's all that stuff about Kate Winslett and being normal? She keeps mentioning her name and "normal" during these sketches.
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