Category:Comedy

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This category is for the genre of dramatic works. For the popular meaning of the term "comedy", see Category:Humor.

The comic theatre, whose Western origins are found in Ancient Greece. Greeks and Romans confined the word "comedy" to descriptions of stage-plays with happy endings. In the Middle Ages, the term expanded to include narrative poems with happy endings and a lighter tone. As time progressed, the word came more and more to be associated with any sort of performance intended to cause laughter.— Excerpted from Comedy on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.