comedy drama


: serious drama that has comic elements

Examples of comedy drama in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The comedy drama miniseries takes place in 1969 and follows Maxine Simmons (played by Wiig), who is determined to get into a high society resort club in Palm Beach, Florida, where Robert Diaz, Martin’s character, works as a bartender. Arturo Conde, NBC News, 19 Mar. 2024 The 2007/2008 Writers Guild strike was responsible for many television deaths, but one of the saddest was the cancellation of Pushing Daisies, an hour-long comedy drama that aired on ABC for only two seasons, in spite of its seven Emmy wins., 9 Nov. 2023 Vanessa’s first role was alongside Scarlett in the 1996 comedy drama Manny & Lo, as part of a group in the background. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2023 Hamill will co-star with her real-life husband, actor Jason O’Connell, in the risqué comedy drama based on the memoirs of real-life 19th-century British courtesan Harriette Wilson. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 Stream it Here 21 Uptown Girls (2003) Uptown Girls (2003) | Official Trailer | MGM Studios Watch on Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning star in this comedy drama about the daughter of a rock musician. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 30 Aug. 2023 The label produces several high-profile Bollywood titles each year, including Netflix’s social comedy drama Kathal. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Aug. 2023 Blessed with a hugely talented cast, ‘Boarders’ is a bold and original comedy drama, both heartfelt and hilarious. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 19 July 2023 Nevertheless, Horgan seemed uncomfortable in detailing the next season of the comedy drama. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 14 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Comedy drama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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