Comedy Genre Definition – What’s the best definition for the comedy fiction genre? The comedy genre is made up of books about a series of funny or comical events or scenes that are intended to make the reader laugh. Books in the comedy genre can also be about a particular quirky character that is funny or amusing.

The comedy genre is versatile like drama and romance, as it can be crossed or meshed with almost every other genre.

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comedy genre definition book coverComedy Genre Definition – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the comedy fiction genre.

1. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

2. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

3. America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart

4. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

5. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

6. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

7. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

8. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss

9. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett

10. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

11. Mort by Terry Pratchett

12. Naked by David Sedaris

13. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

14. Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

15. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

16. The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury by Bill Watterson

17. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

18. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

19. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

21. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams

22. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

23. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

24. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

25. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett

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Comedy Genre Definition – Related Book Genres

* Black Comedy Definition

* Noir Genre Definition

* Parody Definition

* Romantic Comedy Definition

* Satirical Fiction Genre

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