Dudley Moore
(Movies & TV)
Woody Allen
(Movies & TV)
Jerry Lewis
(Movies & TV)
Mel Brooks
(Movies & TV)
Peter Sellers
(Movies & TV)
Jacques Tati
(Movies & TV)
(Movies & TV)

See also

Comedy film

Knowledge Identifier: $Comedy_film


Comedy film

Comedy filmadd

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1950.

Countries: United Kingdom (44%), United States (39%), France (11%)

Main connections: Dudley Moore, Woody Allen, Jerry Lewis

Linked to: Night at the Museum, The Incredibles




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A number of French comedians were able to find an English speaking audience in the 1950s, including Fernandel and Jacques Tati add something


As television became filled with family-oriented comedies, the 1950s saw a trend toward more adult social situations add something


By the 1950s, the television industry had become a serious competition for the movie industry add something


By the middle of the decade, some of the 1950s generation of American comedians, such as Jerry Lewis, went into decline, while Peter Sellers found success with international audiences in his first American film "The Pink Panther" add something


The 1950s saw the decline of past comedy stars and a certain paucity of new talent in Hollywood add something


These non-feature productions only went into decline in the 1950s when they were migrated to the television add something


Toward the end of the 1950s, darker humour and more serious themes had begun to emerge, including satire and social commentary add something


The 1960s saw an increasing number of broad, star-packed comedies add something


Following his success on Broadway and on film with "The Odd Couple" playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon would be prominent in the 1970s, with films like "The Sunshine Boys" and "California Suite" add something


In the 1970s, black comedies were popular add something


Leading figures in the 1970s were Woody Allen and Mel Brooks add something


Most British comedy films of the early 1970s were spin-offs of television series add something


Most British comedy films of the early 1970s were spin-offs of television series, including "Dad's Army" and "On the Buses" add something


The greatest successes, however, came with the films of the Monty Python team, including "And Now for Something Completely Different" , "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "Monty Python's Life of Brian" in 1979 add something


Popular comedy stars in the 1980s included Dudley Moore, Tom Hanks, Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd add something


He would later become best known for the "Home Alone" series of the early 1990s add something


One of the major developments of the 1990s was the re-emergence of the romantic comedy film add something


Since the late 2000s, the live-action comedy film has entered a period of severe decline, with studios green-lighting far fewer of them each year add something