Comedy

Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending (black comedy being an exception). One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue.

Comedy, compared to other film genres, puts much more focus on individual stars, with many former stand-up comics transitioning to the film industry due to their popularity. While many comic films are lighthearted stories with no intent other than to amuse, others contain political or social commentary.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Molly Mayor

Nick Weiss-Richmond | United States | 2016 | 9:00 Facebook When FEMA shows up at city hall unannounced, a young mayor and her father must present their town’s application for disaster relief. But when the FEMA men accuse the mayor of fraud, the meeting spirals wildly out of control. Cast Sarah Stiles Scott Adsit Ed Herbstman …Read more »

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El Audífono (The Earpiece)

Samuel Quiles Palop | Spain | 2015 | 14:58 Spanish with English Subtitles Facebook Fernando and Perfecta are a married couple who have been married for 50 years. He is an amateur magician, who is a bit deaf and forgetful. He uses his magic to draw his wife’s attention. However, she only cares about her …Read more »

Jihadi Street

Yulia Fomenko | United States | 2017 | 9:13 Jihadi Street is a Sesame Street parody. It tries to answer the question – “What if ISIS produced children’s television show to recruit kids?” Jihadi Street short film explores stark, profound realities of the current state of media, its’ influence on children and adults around the …Read more »

Do Not Resuscitate

Hana Dahl | United States | 2016 | 6:00 English Two eccentric octogenarians develop a wild romance over a shared death wish. Their motto: live each day like it’s your last. USC Student Film Cast Shelly Kurtz Susan Fisher Producer Travis Reinders   Viewing Instructions

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Lazy Circles

Marcus Ross | United States | 2016 | 50:00 Lazy Circles is a single-camera comedy taking a look at the hilarity and excitement in a small Oklahoma town. Whether it’s the house-raiding librarian’s book burnings, the mayor’s citizen arrest machine that catches perverts, or deadly storms being tracked by a weatherman’s nose, there’s always something …Read more »

Comfort and Joy

Will Jeffs, AJ Simmons | United Kingdom | 2017 | 12:26 Facebook Socially-inept Ryan, can’t believe his luck when he has a drunken one-night stand with Sarah on Christmas Eve. Waking up in her family’s home, he is mistaken for Sarah’s new fiancee and the post-coital pair are forced to go through the conventions of …Read more »

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Annie Waits

Marnie Paxton-Harris | United Kingdom | 8:56 Facebook | Twitter Based on, you know – life. We’ve all waited for ‘the one’. The one who catches our eye, the one who keeps our interest, the one who won’t expect us to trudge down that conventional path. Annie Waits tells the story of lust and disappointment, …Read more »

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Kapunka

Tal Greenberg | Israel | 2015 | 2:00 English, Hebrew with English Subtitles When Israeli law pushes Shmulik’s back to the wall, he decides to take matters into his own hands. What he can’t foresee is the comical farce his life will become when everything turns topsy-turvy. Cast Shai Avivi Sun Intusap Avraham Shalom Levy …Read more »

The Naked Truth

Daniel Brehm | United States | 2017 | 10:30 Facebook This unorthodox film is a comical yet poignant satire about the day in the life of a woman who lives in a society consumed by the distractions of social media. Through a series of unfortunate events, our main character unintentionally and unaware spends her entire …Read more »

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Cul-De-Sac

Nick Flügge | United Kingdom | 2016 | 12:00 Twitter A private detective has a routine stake-out ruined by his sister intent on fixing his life. Cast Mike Wozniak Lucy Pearman Ben Frimston Viewing Instructions