A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination of the plot is happy; -- opposed to tragedy.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. Sholom Aleichem
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. Erma Bombeck
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. Charlie Chaplin
Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else's expense. And I find that that's just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else's feelings. Ellen DeGeneres
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die. Mel Brooks