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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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