black humour


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Noun1.black humour - the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
drama - the literary genre of works intended for the theater
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
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black humour

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ALL world events, be they sad or tragic, give rise to short epidemics of black humour.
The excellent McAvoy and the supporting cast, including Eddie Marsan as Bladesey, bring black humour to the torrent of violence, sex, drugs, booze, misogyny, racism and homophobia.
Hopefully, any fans dreading the new season can take heart from the black humour of American football fan Scott E Entsminger, who passed away recently.
Packed with black humour, and staged with wit and ingenuity, it's a fast paced and laugh packed evening, but also ultimately a powerful portrayal of the raw pain of emotional betrayal.
Efficient but empty and designed for the gore-ismore brigade, the original's spirit, inventiveness and black humour are nowhere to be seen.
Director Park Chan-wook mixes Grand Guignol, black humour, melodramatic passions and stunningly choreographed action to remarkable effect.
A study of racial prejudice in America, the play by Bruce Norris received praise for its rich characters and black humour.
Others say black humour is a good way of helping Iraqis cope with the stress of violence.
Jatta is a teenage fantasy that has been written with black humour, detailed description and a multifarious plot that will have the reader engrossed to the very end.
NEWS of fresh defence cuts has been met with black humour on the front line.
Regular MCand Comedy Cellarmaster Anthony J Brown will be running the night with his usual black humour.
With his familiar Scouse black humour, he said: "If he was good-looking, he'd have everything