gallows humour


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gallows humour

n
sinister and ironic humour
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Fair play to creators and writers Jo Brand, Morwenna Banks and Will Smith, as the first episode of the second series saw the gallows humour in the social services department cranked up higher than ever.
There's no shared gallows humour as far as Chelsea fans are concerned.
The play is part Vaudeville, part stand-up - the seriousness of the subject matter contrasting with Nichols' biting one-liners and gallows humour.
Death narrates this creepy, yet subtle story, through uses of gallows humour and snappy language.
Rashford's firsttime strike settled an uninspiring clash at Old Trafford, where the gallows humour of Villa's travelling support was the main entertainment.
Gallows humour peppers the dialogue and there is no gung-ho jingoism.
The slasher-pic 80s is revived with gallows humour as resonant as deputy Dewey's dopey ringtone.
Rob said: "Blues fans are famous for their gallows humour and in recent years fans have had to endure a lot of heartache.
Set in a Job Centre, the staff banter, the colourful clients and the gallows humour make working for a living seem quite boring
The document is written in the usual council jargon but one section makes for gallows humour reading.
Shot through with very Glaswegian gallows humour, Divided is not an easy watch, but as an insight into the psyche of a fascinatingly complex character such as RD Laing, Ian Pattison's play is a remarkable achievement.
The gallows humour set against the reality of life in the trenches showed exactly why the men needed to find something to laugh about.