Comedy dates back a long time. It was originally
a type of book and/or play in the ancient times, starting in ancient Greece.
William Shakespeare, Titus Maccius Plautus, and Aristophanes are all examples
of ancient comedic playwrights.
There are many types of comedy. Main forms include black comedy, which has comedy as a defense in a horrifying situation, satirical comedy, which basically mocks social, moral, and political problems, romantic comedy, which, of course, has romance, farce, which has stupid topics, exaggerated characters, craziness, and lastly, the comedy of manners, which shows the passionate plots of the high upper class. As you can see, comedy varies, however, most comedy that is seen on TV is situational comedy, where the comedy is in whatever situation the stars are in. Another type of comedy seen onTV is standup. Many famous comedians such as Jim Carrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Jon Stewart (of The Daily Show), got their start as stand-up comedians, who brought their talent to the small screen.
Today, most comedies in our lives are on television. Comedy Central, and ABC are two examples of places to find comedy on. Shows like Last Comic Standing, 8 Simple Rules, and According to Jim lighten your day with a bunch of laughs! So why bother wasting your time on comedy? It feels good to laugh, and it's good to know that when you turn on a comedy, you're going to be in a good mood!