A black comedy (or dark comedy) is a comic work that employs black humor, which, in its most basic definition, is humor that makes light of otherwise serious subject matter. Black humor corresponds to the earlier concept of gallows humor.

ABWAG Useful definitions of black comedy.

DePaul University Definition of black humour.

Joe Essid Black comedy definition.

Russia Black humour cartoons from Russia.

Terrence Brady Black comedy definition from a film perspective.

The Drama Teacher Overview of Black Comedy at Justin Cash’s Drama teacher resource website.

TheLiteraryLink Black comedy, as defined and used in literature.

Thomas Smith Selection of specifically British black humour jokes.

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