A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination of the plot is happy; -- opposed to tragedy.
COMPARISON: used to compare one thing with another CONFLICT: armed conflict between nations and identifiable groups of people (e.g. Christian militia in Lebanon). Use REBELLION when the object of conflict is overthrow of the existing government by rebels. CONGRESS: used for both the U.S. House and Senate.; may be used with major conflicts of federal legislation CONSTRUCTION: use for general stories about the industry; may include major construction projects, e.g. state roads; not a synonym for BUILDING. CONSUMER: links various stories about consumer issues. CONTAMINATION: non-environmental (as in food, medicines, drinking water and other consumables); use POLLUTION for environment. CONTEST: for all types of contests. CONTROVERSY: can be used for both controversial issues and people.
a film with elicits laughter or humor by celebrating or showing the eternal ironies of human existence; types include screwball, dark/black, farce, slapstick, dead-pan, parody, romantic comedy, etc. Example: See many examples in the genre section on comedy films