Arts & Entertainment

Guide to Comic Relief: 9 Examples of Comic Relief Characters

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 3 min read

Have you ever been in the middle of a sad moment when someone cracked a joke that completely shattered the tension? From Macbeth to Shrek, storytellers have employed comedic elements in their stories to lighten the mood and keep audiences entertained for centuries.