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buffo a comic role in an opera, usu. one for a bass singer. [1/2 definitions]
caricature a depiction, in a drawing or verbal description, that deliberately exaggerates or distorts some features of the person or thing represented to produce a comic or grotesque appearance. [1/4 definitions]
cartoon a drawing or series of drawings, usu. with written or spoken commentary or dialogue, and usu. humorous or satirical in nature; caricature; comic strip. [1/5 definitions]
Caspar Milquetoast a timid, easily dominated character in the early twentieth-century comic strip The Timid Soul by H. T. Webster. [1/2 definitions]
clown a comic performer, as in a circus, who wears odd clothes and exaggerated makeup and entertains by jokes, tricks, juggling, and the like. [1/4 definitions]
comedian an actor or writer of comic works. [1/3 definitions]
comedienne an actress in comic works. [1/2 definitions]
comical of or relating to comedy; comic. [1/2 definitions]
cosplay the activity of wearing clothes, makeup, and accessories associated with a particular character in a movie, comic book, or the like. In addition, cosplay involves roleplay along with others who are engaging in cosplay. Cosplay developed in Japan and is practiced by fans of Japanese anime both in Japan and in other countries.
gagman a person who writes comic material, such as jokes, gags, and skits, for entertainers.
Harlem Globetrotters world-renowned U.S. basketball team founded in 1927, which plays exhibition matches highlighting their extraordinary skill and comic maneuvers.
light opera a short, comic, musical play; operetta.
minstrel show a comic variety show performed by a troupe of actors in blackface.
opéra bouffe a comic, farcical, or satirical opera.
Penzance a seaport town in the southwest corner of England and the setting of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, The Pirates of Penzance.
Pierrot a comic male character in old French pantomime who wears loose white pantaloons, a short jacket with large buttons, and whiteface.
pop art a form of modern art that uses subjects from everyday life and the mass media, and adapts techniques of commercial art such as comic strips.
Punchinello the chief comic character in a traditional Italian puppet show who is the prototype of Punch, or a person resembling this character.
revue a form of entertainment consisting of a series of songs, comic routines, and dances, often as parodies of current affairs and people.
sight gag a comic presentation or action whose effect is achieved by physical means rather than by words.
soubrette a pert, saucy, or flirtatious maidservant or lady's maid in a comic play or opera, or the actress or singer who plays such a role.