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A type of comedy that makes things that you wouldn't usually laugh at funny.
"Man, I watched American Beauty last night and realised 'This is a great black comedy.'"
by Thomas Dixon June 09, 2005
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A type of humor/satire poking fun at something usually seen as serious or taboo. It often utilizes shock value to get laughs and common themes include death, violence, insanity, racism and other things that are usually not seen as funny. It is commonly mistaken with African-American comedy because of the name, but not necessarily related.
Watch the movie Waking Ned Devine for to get an idea of what black comedy is.
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A form of comedy in which serious issues such as cannibalism, rape, genocide, terminal illnesses, etc. are treated humorously. Often more disturbing than funny.
Black Comedy is not a racial or urban issue. It is a genre of comedy.
by osudean June 22, 2005
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A genre of comedic movies that are made only for black people. Movies can be categorized as Black Comedy if they:

- Make degrading jokes about the white race
- Star nobody but negro actors
- Make numerous references to drugs
Big Mommas House, Barbershop, Next Friday, etc.
by XFS March 26, 2004
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A genre of Cinematic or Television Comedy that often has a all black cast. Jokes tend to revolve around Soul Food, Insulting one another and or but not always Druags.
Alot of them also have Tom Arnold in them for some Reason. While some are consider hilarious alot of them fall short of what they are cooked up to be.. IE Soul Plane, Undercover Brother..etc
The best Black Comedian by far is Bernie Mack.
"Hey did you see that new Black Comedy with Cedric the Entertainer?"
"No....I was watching American Idol."
"Oh..............Well it was funny."
by T-taur June 08, 2005
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(No I am not talking comedy by african-american comics) this kind of comedy is born from taboos and subject matter that crosses the line twice. See New York Post taunt that freight-trained Jared Fogle as social justice warriors and snowflakes along with NoBama got pissed when twitter were hashtagging Five Dollar Footlong as implying it's not exactly a sandwich. This kind of humor is the type that can invoke a fist fight when taunted by bullies as you can imply the jokes about genetic attraction, as in hindsight with a recent article showing up it's a bit 'grosser than gross' in hindsight. I employed this kind of humor when engaging Eric Hovind on Creation Science Evangelism back in 2014 where I made a grisly one implying that the megalodon shark was in the water with Noah's Floating Zoo and one of the animals fell in the water when the fin was breaking the surface of the water. Or you can also use the film Carnosaur to illustrate human-dinosaur co-existence really looks like as I coined this "The Corman Retort."
The author of Gulliver's Travels is one of the your examples of black comedy with the piece "A Modest Proposal" as he might had inspired Edgar Allan Poe with his satire output, Holden's Counterpart has tons of black comedy examples as the self-depreciation using the Italian slurs. The Fandom Writer was also my first approach with grim humor with dark horror elements.
by ilinoishorrorman January 18, 2018
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