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.
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How to use dark comedy in a sentence
Up until this point in the series, most critics have categorized Succession as a dark comedy or dramedy.9 Clues That Set Up Kendall’s Big Cliffhanger on Succession | Eliana Dockterman | December 6, 2021 | Time
Noma Dumezweni plays Fiffany in a new dark comedy TV series, Made for Love, an onscreen adaptation of Alisa Nutting’s 2017 novel of the same name, which premiered on HBO Max April 1.
Writer, producer, and actress Lena Waithe, star of Justin Simien’s comedy Bad Hair participated in a conversation about the dark comedy.‘The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain’ Takes Home Top Prize At Virtual Urbanworld Film Festival | cmurray | September 29, 2020 | Essence.com
Was it the subject matter—a dark comedy about a vengeful nurse convincing a man he has AIDS?Alfonso Cuarón On ‘Gravity,’ Creationists, and Bonding with Sandra Bullock Over Divorce | Marlow Stern | February 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of them, The Accountant, a dark comedy won an Academy Award for best-live action short of 2002.Kentucky’s Finest Antihero: Walton Goggins on Justified’s Chameleon Villain | Allen Barra | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It's a mixed bag of reviews for the new controversial dark comedy starring two former Disney princesses.What Critics are Saying About 'Spring Breakers' and James Franco | The Daily Beast | March 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But then it stops being funny because America is not supposed to be dark comedy; it's our actual country.
MacLaine also realized that uncertainty was a major theme in the dark comedy.Shirley MacLaine on ‘Bernie,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ and Her Lifetime Achievments | Lorenza Muñoz | April 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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