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noun

comedy that depends on physical action, broadly humorous or farcical situations, and often bawdy or vulgar jokes.

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Origin of low comedy

First recorded in 1600–10

OTHER WORDS FROM low comedy

low comedian, noun
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low comedy

noun

comedy characterized by slapstick and physical action

Derived forms of low comedy

low comedian, noun
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