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The true test of Comedy is that it shall awaken thoughtful laughter Comedy has been a very popular form of entertainment in our society since hundreds of years It lets us separate out minds form the hectic world and brings happiness to our lives Comedy can be expressed in many different ways such as satire slapstick jokes parodies observational comedy and sarcasm Both Liar Liar and Blue Streak are good examples because they have a good balance of tactics the author uses to entertain his or her audience Furthermore comedy can be broken down in two main groups In some types of comedic situations we laugh naturally without thinking about the situations on the other hand in other situations we laugh after giving some thought to what is happening I agree with George Merediths statement regarding comedy because thoughtful laughter stays with us for a longer period of time and we can relater this type of comedy to our daily life Slapsticks that is to say a type of physical comedy characterized by broad humor and absurd situations usually violent actions became popular in the early 1900s but the The Three Stoges and Charlie Chaplain Both Jim Carey and Martin Lawrence have also made their name in the world of comedy by performing slapsticks This form of comedy does not result in thoughtful laughter In fact this is the perfect example of comedy which instinctively makes us laugh at what otherwise might make us cry In the movie Liar Liar Fletcher Reede brutally tortures himself in order to get excused from the courtroom In other words he has to beat himself up in order to make a living Without giving any thought to what is really happening in Fletchers live we laugh In real life a similar situation might make us very sad for Fletcher This form of comedy is a great entertainment but be it is very short lived and does not stay with
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