1985 - 1930Era of silent films begins. Visual humour.
Slapstick; Exaggeration of violent actions
Animated cartoons are introduced in the 1920s
1930 - 1950Sound was introduced towards the end of the 1920s
Silent films were replaced by dialogue
In the 1950s new talent arose from Hollywood
French comedies were able to find an English speaking audience in the 1950s
1960 - 1980At the start of the 1960s darker humour emerged
Sexual comedies also emerged
1970 British comedies were spin-offs
In the 1980s, gag-based comedies were introduced
1990 - 2010Romantic and gross comedies were introduced
'Stoner' comedies were also introduced. They were when random things happen to random guys.