Origin of comic relief
Words nearby comic relief
How to use comic relief in a sentence
To many Americans, the kerfuffle provided comic relief during a time when most things weren’t funny.The fallout over Clear Channel’s (possibly apocryphal) do-not-play list lasted well past 9/11|Allison Stewart|October 8, 2021|Washington Post
Sorensen decided the best way to cast the legal developments into sharp comic relief was to render a bit of role reversal.How cartoonists are taking on the Texas abortion law|Michael Cavna|September 10, 2021|Washington Post
Full of fluffy banter and comic relief, it’s a great place to start if you’re looking for a crash course on video games.
Ozick simultaneously builds suspense and provides comic relief by having the absent-minded Petrie repeatedly begin to spill the beans, then suddenly meander away to another topic.With ‘Antiquities,’ Cynthia Ozick is as vibrant on the page as ever|Diane Cole|April 16, 2021|Washington Post
It’s perfect for long car rides or anytime you need some comic relief in these strange times.
From this attitude he draws a singular comic and literary power.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Spencer, 27, is variously described as a writer and a stand-up comic.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)|Tom Sykes|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In January, an appeal hearing will determine whether he qualifies for post-conviction relief.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Same goes for the comic book character “Captain America,” which Marvel announced in July would be now be portrayed as a black man.
And, every election, we have our quasi-comic-relief candidates, your Al Haigs and Gary Bauers and Bill Richardsons.
It was with a feeling of relief on both sides that the arrival of Mr. Haggard, of the Home Office, was announced.
Several suggestions for the relief of the country bank have come to their notice.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
A small contingent of the members hurried off to applaud the successful comic opera of the hour.
But she kept the same tone, and its tender archness only gave a greater sweetness to his sense of relief.Confidence|Henry James
And now everybody turned out with a feeling of intense relief to witness the rejoicings on the village green.