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Black comedy or dark comedy is a comic style that makes light of subjects that are generally considered serious or taboo. Literary critics such as Blake Hobby at the University of North Carolina have associated black comedy and black humor with authors as early as the ancient Greeks with Aristophanes. Black comedy corresponds to the earlier concept of gallows humor.

'"Hopscotch to oblivion", Barcelona, Spain

Black comedy or dark comedy is a comic style that makes light of subjects that are generally considered serious or taboo. Literary critics such as Blake Hobby at the University of North Carolina have associated black comedy and black humor with authors as early as the ancient Greeks with Aristophanes. Black comedy corresponds to the earlier concept of gallows humor.