Welcome To The Dark Humor Archive!

“black comedy, also known as black humour is a sub-genre of comedy and satire where topics and events that are usually treated seriously: death, mass murder, suicide, sickness, madness, terror, drug abuse, rape, war, etc. are treated in a humorous or satirical manner. Synonyms include dark humor, morbid humour, gallows humour and off-color humour.

Black comedy should be contrasted with sick humour, though the two are interrelated. In sick humour, much of the humourous element comes from shock and revulsion; black comedy usually includes an element of irony, or even fatalism. This particular brand of humor can be exemplified by a scene in the play Waiting for Godot: A man takes off his belt to hang himself, and his trousers fall down.”

from the wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_comedy


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