How Long Has Comedy As Entertainment Been Around for?-LetsLaugh

Comedy as entertainment has been around for a while. The oldest written comedy was written by a dramatist of the ancient Greek theater, Aristophanes. He wrote 40 comedies, and 11 of them are still being performed today. These ancient Greek comedies were based on “humor” that today would be called “politically incorrect.” They were bawdy, sexist, and full of sexual innuendo, and made fun of certain groups or stereotypes. Vaudeville gave birth to modern humor. Although humor was still mostly politically incorrect, it did move on from sexual innuendo and…

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