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low comedy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n low comedy a comedy characterized by slapstick and burlesque
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Usage

In literature:

At my best I don't reach higher than low comedy.
"The Troll Garden and Selected Stories" by Willa Cather
All the low-comedy parts are out now arranging a rescue.
"The Scarlet Car" by Richard Harding Davis
He was afraid that Mr. Baird in his effort to struggle out of the slough of low comedy was not going to be wholly successful.
"Merton of the Movies" by Harry Leon Wilson
May Irwin was the low comedian who played the servants' parts in Daly's comedies from the German.
"The Story of My Life" by Ellen Terry
Moliere's comedies, dealing unctuously with vice and folly, are, philosophically speaking, low life.
"Essays Æsthetical" by George Calvert
Unfortunately Fabrice is drawn into a quarrel with a certain Giletti, a low comedy actor, whom he kills in self-defense.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
You've been having a fine, low-comedy time laughing yourselves to death at me, haven't you?
"Jason" by Justus Miles Forman
Convinced by this experiment that tragedy was not his line, he turned his attention to low comedy, and enacted Jocrisse.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI. February, 1847. Vol. LXI." by Various
She had called in low comedy and rant to please the foolish, only to find herself infected and degraded by their company.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
She was making a low comedy sound which would have distressed her beyond measure if she had heard it.
"Jane Journeys On" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
His face and person are well adapted to a certain class of low comedy; his voice still more so.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Stephen Cullen Carpenter
In Italy especially many subjects of a what may be called low comedy, are very naturally expressed by dancing.
"A Treatise on the Art of Dancing" by Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
Lady MacDonald has watched the scene as at a play, a comedy in low-life, acted for the benefit of the stalls and boxes.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
Of the few who lived to see him and Garrick, the far greater number gave him the palm, with the exception of Garrick's excellence in low comedy.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Samuel James Arnold
May Irwin was the low comedian who played the servants' parts in Daly's comedies from the German.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
Don't give yourself a mouth like a low-comedy gash.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
Lend colourable certainty to this by hiring a low-comedy Donnybrook Fair suit from NATHAN'S, and wearing it on all public occasions.
"Punch, or the London Charivari. Volume 93, September 10, 1887" by Various
Fletcher's slight contribution is principally of complementary scenes and low comedy.
"Francis Beaumont: Dramatist" by Charles Mills Gayley
The sock, or low shoe, on the other hand, was the emblem of comedy.
"The Evolution of Fashion" by Florence Mary Gardiner
Buffoon and buffoonery appertain to low comedy, to mountebanking, to all that can amuse the populace.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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In news:

The bad news for local fans of the Duplass brothers is that their native New Orleans wasn't among the handful of cities in which their latest film -- the locally shot, low-budget comedy "Do-Deca Pentathlon" -- opened last weekend.
Sacha Baron Cohen's R-rated comedy is coming in on the low end of expectations in North America, where it only earned a C CinemaScore.
The comedy is a little better, and best when it's unapologetically low-concept, as when Ms Liu's character, Alex, infiltrates a computer company in the guise of a dominatrix-like efficiency expert.
'Get Low' movie review: Funereal comedy is a quiet, low-key charmer.
Ray Goulding, who was half of the Bob and Ray comedy team that delighted radio and television audiences for more than four decades with low-key humor and gentle satire, died of kidney failure on Saturday at his home in Manhasset, L.I.
'Your Highness ': Low Comedy's Crowning Glory.
'Your Highness': Low Comedy 's Crowning Glory.
The bad news for local fans of the Duplass brothers is that their native New Orleans wasn't among the handful of cities in which their latest film -- the locally shot, low-budget comedy "Do-Deca Pentathlon " -- opened last weekend.
The movie is a surprisingly touching, low-key ballad of middle-aged male regret disguised as a kiddie comedy replete with poop and fart jokes and soccer balls launched at Popper 's crotch.
The debate over balancing the budget temporarily degenerated into name-calling and low comedy on the House floor Thursday.
Black Comedy Musical Horror Fantasy Directed by: Peter Medak Starring: Peter O'Toole, Arthur Lowe, Alastair Sim, Coral Browne, Carolyn Seymour.
Black Comedy Musical Horror Fantasy Directed by: Peter Medak Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Coral Browne, Carolyn Seymour.
Ray Goulding, who was half of the Bob and Ray comedy team that delighted radio and television audiences for more than four decades with low-key humor and gentle satire, died of kidney failure on Saturday at his home in Manhasset, L.I.
I had decidedly low expectations for " Wedding Band, " TBS' latest attempt at original comedy.
A low-budget indie comedy/slasher film, "Everyone Must Die".
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