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dark comedy

a play, movie, etc., having elements of comedy and tragedy, often involving gloomy or morbid satire.
a comedy based on problems of a personal or social nature. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The scene of the dark comedy which we are now about to describe was laid in the old princely courtyard.

    The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom Hendrik Willem van Loon

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