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Comedy film

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A comedy film is a film laced with humor or that may seek to provoke laughter from the audience. Along with drama, horror and science fiction, comedy is one of the largest genres of the medium.
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Sub-genres

Comedy films can be further divided into several other sub-genres. Some of these include:

History

Comedic films began to appear in the era of silent films, prior to the 1930s. These were mainly focused on visual humor, including slapstick and burlesque. A very early comedy short was Watering the Gardener 1895 by the Lumiere Brothers. Prominent clown-style actors of the silent era include Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd.

With the addition of sound during the 1930s, slapstick was downplayed somewhat and the dimensions of verbal humor and witty dialogue could be explored. This period included a number of classic comedy teams who were successful for more than one decade, including Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, the Marx Brothers, and the Three Stooges. New individual comedians who relied as much on verbal humor came onto the scene. Some notable examples include W. C. Fields, Mae West, and Jack Benny.

Comedy films by artist

Artist Movies
Charlie Chaplin
Buster Keaton
Laurel and Hardy
Marx Brothers
Woody Allen
Mel Brooks
Farrelly Brothers

The Carry On films

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