comedy drama


Definition of comedy drama

: serious drama that has comic elements

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Recent Examples on the Web The comedy drama starring Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Ray Romano is based on a real-life scandal that rocked New York’s Roslyn school district. Ariana Brockington,, "The Real Frank Tassone Is Pretty Miffed About Bad Education Telling His Story," 25 Apr. 2020 The comedy drama starring Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff and Debi Mazar is back for a sixth season. Matt Cooper,, "What’s on TV, June 9-15: ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Big Little Lies,’ a Doris Day tribute and more," 7 June 2019 The hit comedy drama set in Manchester will return after the second season that will air in May. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sky U.K. Unveils Largest Slate Ever, Including 80 Originals," 12 Feb. 2020 In 1996, Tucci then translated his love for cooking to the big screen, co-directing and starring in , a comedy drama about two Italian immigrant brothers from Calabria who found a New Jersey restaurant. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, "Stanley Tucci to Star in a New Culinary Documentary on CNN," 10 Feb. 2020 The two-time Oscar winning actor and five-time Emmy winning actress are starring in writer-director Mayim Bialik's comedy drama, making its market debut at AFM. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Dustin Hoffman, Candice Bergen Team for 'Sick as They Made Us'," 8 Nov. 2019 American-Indian actor and director Ravi Patel will create and star in comedy drama Messy. Nyay Bhushan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Netflix Greenlights Indian Horror Series From Shah Rukh Khan, Blumhouse, Ivanhoe," 16 July 2019 The uneven comedy drama awkwardly mixes tones but has a knowing intimacy of its subject., "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 1," 28 June 2018 The uneven comedy drama awkwardly mixes tones but has a knowing intimacy of its subject., "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 1," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of comedy drama

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Comedy drama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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