black humour

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Synonyms for black humour

the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect

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Paul van Zandvliet - black humour and fighting spirit
It can be the blackest of black humour but that makes them able to take immense amounts of pain, both physical and mental.
Others say black humour is a good way of helping Iraqis cope with the stress of violence.
Jatta is a teenage fantasy that has been written with black humour, detailed description and a multifarious plot that will have the reader engrossed to the very end.
Regular MCand Comedy Cellarmaster Anthony J Brown will be running the night with his usual black humour.
The main course saw the black humour stepped up when the macabre but comic witch, played with zest by Graham Clark hidden inside a fat suit, stole the show, leaving puppets and moving trees from the first acts in the shade.
With his familiar Scouse black humour, he said: "If he was good-looking, he'd have everything
Screenwriter Steven Conrad beautifully engineers subtle shifts between black humour and pathos, drawing us into this luckless man's life.
Chatam, ridden by Richard Dunwoody, comes home a distance clear of Black Humour in the Tommy Whittle Chase at Haydock.
IN the futile world of the absurd it is often black humour that can save a man from going insane.
Tony award–winning director John Tiffany (Black Watch) directs with a sense of unspoken tension and black humour from Jack Thorne's script.
DOWN BUT NOT 3 OUT Houston, left, says Levein is happy to pick Gers stars BLACK HUMOUR Z Darren Fletcher enjoys a joke with new boy Ian Black as he returns to the Scotland fold for some light training
NEWS of fresh defence cuts has been met with black humour on the front line.
However his cartooning allows for the expression of black humour, and adds to an outstanding portrait that will remain with readers.
Sad to say, his follow-up, The Cottage, falls woefully short of his first film, awkwardly melding stomach-churning horror and black humour without a firm grasp on either strand.