History Of Comedy

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In Film
  • 1985 - 1930

    1985 - 1930
    Era of silent films begins. Visual humour.
    Slapstick; Exaggeration of violent actions
    Animated cartoons are introduced in the 1920s
  • 1930 - 1950

    Sound 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 - 1980

    At 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 - 2010

    Romantic and gross comedies were introduced
    'Stoner' comedies were also introduced. They were when random things happen to random guys.