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Comedy is a form of entertainment that brings laughter and uses wit and humor. Comedy is a performed humor which covers scripted or improvised dialogue done by a group, duo or in solo; in any medium; television, radio or theatre.
Plato asserts that comedy is a mixture of pleasure and pain causing laughter at the ridiculous situations of those who are ignorant of their own weaknesses. For Plato, comedy is destructive; it is ‘dark,’ (Aichele, 1980). On the other hand, for Aristotle, comedy is creative and light, while on his Poetics, he affirmed that comedy purges pleasure and laughter.
Comedy exhibits funniness by means of humor. Humor is probably the most significant characteristic of the human mind (Bono, Schwarz; 2010). Sociologist of humor, Michael Reay understands humor as arising from incongruity in “values… motives… meanings… identities… and scopes or logical levels,” essentially, if social structures and norms provide a framework by which society and its members are supposed to act and function congruously, humor is one way in which people can bridge gaps when interactions do not go as the social order expects (Sameer Rao, 2011).
Humor is an avenue that operates on many purposes. It could represent friendliness and politeness (Elumba, 2012; Brown and Stevenson, 1987). It also reduces threat and criticism (Elumba, 2012; Holmes, 1998). It is a shortcut to reach an individual in a positive manner or it can be used to give the individual a bad or offensive message in a constructive manner (Elumba, 2012; Gurkaynak, 2011)
One of the classical humor theories that transpired in the humor research is the Incongruity Theory. From the perspective of the incongruity theory, people laugh at what surprises them, is unexpected, or is odd in a nonthreatening way (Berger, 1976; Deckers & Divine, 1981; McGhee, 1979; Meyer 2000). According to a study by Jean Swarchz, comedians make use of various linguistic facets on joke telling and drop of punch lines out

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