low comedy


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low comedy

n.
Comedy characterized by slapstick, burlesque, and horseplay.

low comedy

n
comedy characterized by slapstick and physical action
low comedian n

low′ com′edy


n.
comedy based on slapstick, physical action, broadly humorous or farcical situations, and often bawdy jokes. Compare high comedy.
[1600–10]
low′ come′dian, n.
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Noun1.low comedy - a comedy characterized by slapstick and burlesque
comedy - light and humorous drama with a happy ending
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So the duke said these Arkansaw lunkheads couldn't come up to Shakespeare; what they wanted was low comedy -- and maybe something ruther worse than low comedy, he reckoned.
'She ate apple-pie at a circus for upwards of fourteen years,' said the manager; 'fired pistols, and went to bed in a nightcap; and, in short, took the low comedy entirely.
A town where such monsters abounded was hardly more than a sort of low comedy, which could not be taken account of in a well-bred scheme of the universe.
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It's an uneven but enjoyable mix of high romance and low comedy with soprano Joyce El-Khoury impressive in the title role, with worthy supporting cast.
The novel, which featured scenes of self-love involving everything from baseball mitts to liver meat, detonated the wall between low comedy and high art.
Most of what followed has been more low comedy than high drama: Capitol Hill Republicans in disarray, Democrats and the liberal media throwing tantrums while claiming that the sky is falling and we're headed toward a dictatorship.
"On the flight home, in a spirit of low comedy, Al ogled Miss Tweeden and pretended to grab her and a picture was taken.
The mailing that followed Dyster's press conference and robo call starts off as low comedy. It allegedly comes from Dyster himself.
The comedy's slight plot, about the high drama (and low comedy) of the opening night of a new Broadway show, is still a trifle.