- comedy that depends on physical action, broadly humorous or farcical situations, and often bawdy or vulgar jokes.
Compare high comedy.
Origin of low comedy
First recorded in 1600–10
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Examples from the Web for low comedy
You've been having a fine, low-comedy time laughing yourselves to death at me, haven't you?Jason
Justus Miles Forman
Didn't you s'pose I knew as well as any one that I got a low-comedy face and couldn't ever make the grade in a serious piece?Merton of the Movies
Harry Leon Wilson
On the one hand, Lessing and George Eliot; on the other, the stock dramatist and novelist, with their low-comedy villain.'The Grandchildren of the Ghetto
- comedy characterized by slapstick and physical action
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