comedy equals tragedy plus time

comedy equals tragedy plus time

cliché Anything tragic, difficult, or uncomfortable can be made the subject of humor if enough time has passed. My marriage was an absolute nightmare for five years of my life. Thankfully, I'm at a point now where I can well and truly laugh about it. I guess it's true that comedy equals tragedy plus time. They say that comedy equals tragedy plus time, but I just can't laugh at jokes about such a horrible incident in human history.
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