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1. A comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements, especially one in which a character suffers an irreparable loss.

2. A comedy characterized by morbid or grimly satiric humor.

see Gallows Humor

A good example of dark comedy is the series "Dead Like Me", a show with grim reapers and afterlife themes.
Fact: "Burn After Reading" is a hilarious dark comedy film!
by Osbourne Cox October 12, 2011
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When a TV show or movie uses taboo subjects like death, cancer, racism, old age, rape, guns, domestic abuse, drugs etc is the source of the laughter. That's why it's dark.

ie. Archer, South Park, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Family Guy
I love watching dark comedy shows. They crack me up!!
by Babydoll75 March 04, 2019
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When a TV show or movie uses taboo subjects like death, cancer, racism, old age, rape, guns, domestic abuse, drugs etc is the source of the laughter. That's why it's dark.

ie. Archer, South Park, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Family Guy
I love watching dark comedy shows. They crack me up!!
by Babydoll75 March 04, 2019
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