comic relief


comic relief
noun
: a relief of emotional or other tension resulting from a comic episode or item interposed in the midst of serious or tragic elements (as in drama); also : something that causes such relief

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Comic Relief [Comic Relief]
a British charity organization that was started by a group of comedy actors to raise money for poor people and people with special disadvantages. Once every two years there are comedy programmes on television in which the actors and ↑presenters ask people to send money for various charities. On the same day people do silly or amusing things to raise money.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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