Black comedy - Takes serious subjects, such as death or war, and creates humour from them.
Satire - A form of comedy to criticise or ridicule people or ideas.
Stand up - a comedian preforms a routine of jokes in front of an audience.
Sitcom - a situation comedy.
Variety show - an assembly of songs, tricks or sketches in a show.
High comedy - Comedy that uses wit, intelligence and sophistication to tell its jokes.
Irony - Using certain words and tone to convey the opposite of the words being spoken.
The nerd - Has a wealth of knowledge and is generally very intelligent, however is usually portrayed as having low social skills.
The bully - Seen as having one liners and point out obvious traits about other characters to ridicule them.
The over thinker - This character is intelligent, however tends to be very particular about things and their insecurities often overwhelm them.
The attractive one - Is occasionally played as the mean girl, always looking their best and thinks they are better than most people.
The jock - Is generally not an intelligent character and is seen to only have an interest in sport.
The 'cool' dad - Always trying to act cool and connect with his children and their friends.