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From Latin how, a comedy It is a work that presents a most scenes and humorous or festive situations . Comedies seek to entertain the public and generate laughter, with endings that are usually happy. Comedy is also the gender which groups all the works of these characteristics.

Likewise, another of the important hallmarks of all comedy is the fact that in it the central axis of the story revolves around the defects or vices that the main character has as a representation of society in general. In this way, what is done is to exaggerate and show those in order to carry out a moralizing tone.

Although it seems contradictory, comedy is a drama , in the sense that it is a literary or artistic genre that presents different episodes of life through dialogue Of the characters.

The main character of a comedy usually represents a archetype (being a liar or greedy, for example). Your performances can respond to a stereotype , where the exaggeration of behaviors entertains the viewer or reader.

A sitcom (situation comedy or sitcom ) is a television format that was born in the U.S with "I love Lucy" or "I love Lucy" , starring Lucille Ball .

The name of sitcom comes from the audience sitting in front of the actors, whose laughter is recorded in the chapters or, in the event that the broadcast is live, is captured at the time by the microphones.

Nor can we forget that within the television field it has become fashionable what is known as stand-up comedy which is the space that is carried out by a person, a humorist, live and in front of an audience. Thus he makes monologues about facts or situations in our daily life with which attendees can identify. In this way, thanks to this identification, the funniest vein of those explodes to get everyone to laugh at them.

In Spain, for example, there is a program of great success of this type that has the title "The Comedy Club". A weekly space where the best monologists of the moment take the stage to exploit the most comical side of habitual situations of our existence such as falling in love, diets, sports or family fights.

In the movies, comedies are characterized by the inclusion of verbal or visual jokes. Cinematic comedies date back to the origins of the seventh art, with films such as “The watered waiter” , which premiered in 1896 .

In the cinematographic field it is interesting to highlight the fact that there are different types of comedies. Thus, we find the animated comedy that is cartoons, parodies that are funny versions of previous movies or romantic comedy. In the latter case, these are films that deal with all kinds of entanglements in relationships and such productions are examples such as "When Harry met Sally" (1989) or "Pretty Woman" (1990).

Finally, we can mention that a comic cartoon It is a print publication of graphic humor, generally characterized by cartoons. Currently, most newspapers include some comic cartoon.

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