The origins of comedy appear to have begun in fertility rites associated with the ancient Greek god Dionysus. Playwrights like Aristophanes wrote works we now refer to as Old Comedy, which incorporated satire and farce….


Burlesque derives from the Italian word ‘burla’ and means a joke or to ridicule. In this sense, burlesque shows were similar to satirical performances in that they were send-ups mocking people and events. Originating in…


Low comedy asks for little, if any intellectual skill in the script writing. Slapstick is an excellent example of this form as it is largely a physical humour, which like farce, asks for ridiculous situations….