Mark Twain famously remarked: “Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”
Comedy, a type of drama or art form the chief object of which, according to modern notions, is to amuse. It is contrasted on the other hand with tragedy and other methods of humorous amusements. The comic artist’s role is to hold a mirror up to society to reflect its follies, comically in the hope that they will be mended. Statistically, the only way people understand anything easily — is highly probable when it includes a sense of sarcasm.