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It's an indisputable fact that the first movies, which were silent movies, counseled me comedies. These movies had good happy endings and propagated the theme of excellent winning over the bad. They placed much focus on humor and as such they siphoned great interest among the young and the old alike. With the passage of your time, the lighthearted comedies turned into more important social and political satires.
These movies helped people to understand the prevailing conditions through humor and wit. For example, in the well-liked film, 'comedy of manners', much emphasis was based on the manners and mannerisms of the social class. It had been highlighted through the witty and catchy dialogues. Swapping gender roles in some films like 'Tootsie' also created humor and was adored through the audience.
Spoof or parody deals in making fun of, or getting a humorous way the plots and themes from the earlier classic films. They treat the subject by employing a large feeling of sarcasm, mockery, etc concerning the scenes from the old popular films. It is sometimes found that the audiences enjoy these spoofs much better than the original movie! A few of the glaring examples of these kinds of movies are 'Blazing saddles', 'Airplane', etc.
Black comedies are the ones movies that are responsible for subjects that are taboo and aren't discussed openly in the society. Additionally, it includes subjects like war, death, murder, suicide, etc in a satirical way. Though, it's full of witty dialogues and fun plots, they are able to make the audience realize their follies in the way they deal with some sensitive topics in the society. Some of the most popular black comedies are, 'War of the Roses', 'Keeping Mum', etc.
The various genres in comedy include the Action comedy, Comedy horror, Fantasy comedy, Sci-fi comedy and Military comedy.