musical comedy


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Recent Examples on the Web Bobin made a name for himself as one of the creators of the musical comedy series Flight of the Conchords. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Muppets' Filmmaker James Bobin in Talks to Direct Ryan Reynolds in 'Clue'," 10 Feb. 2020 But that didn’t stop the stars of Universal’s musical comedy - and a sizeable number of fans - turning out in force, albeit with umbrellas at the ready. Alex Ritman, Billboard, "Ed Sheeran, Lily James, Himesh Patel Hit Yellow Carpet for London's 'Yesterday' Premiere," 19 June 2019 There are family friendly comedies, romantic comedies, and a couple of offbeat musical comedies on the service. Leah Marilla Thomas,, "21 Nostalgic Comedies You Had No Idea Were On Disney+," 13 Mar. 2020 Wolff started out as a dancer on TV's Howdy Doody show in the 1950s and in 1963 appeared with Liza Minnelli (then 16) and Christopher Walken in an off-Broadway rival of the musical comedy Best Foot Forward. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Gerald I. Wolff, Casting Director and Producer, Dies at 77," 30 Sep. 2019 Over in the indoor Arena, Fred Armisen absolutely killed it with his unique brand of musical comedy. Gab Ginsberg, Billboard, "Twenty One Pilots Set Harvard Ablaze, Lil Nas X Rides & More Highlights From Boston Calling Festival," 27 May 2019 The musical comedy is slated for a February 2021 release and will also star Pierce Brosnan and Idina Menzel. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, "Cinderella remake will feature 'genderless' Fairy Godmother," 4 Mar. 2020 The Emmy winner is starring, producing, and writing original songs for this upcoming musical comedy. Ariana Romero,, "Netflix Has A Huge New Competitor. Here’s Every Star-Studded Quibi Show You Need To Know," 29 Jan. 2020 Broadway musical comedy technique… in a merit badge show. Alyssa Fernandez, Dallas News, "More than campfires and bankruptcy: North Texas Boy Scouts once galvanized audiences with circus performances," 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of musical comedy

1765, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2020

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“Musical comedy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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