We've all seen the international sign of comedy having it's roots in ancient Greek drama or stagery.
Very few understand the deeper implications of comedy or the aspects of that very symbol as seen above. In reality comedy is a mask for tolerable social passive aggressivism within any society.
What we have is a mask of laughter that is then proceeded by one of immense sadness or suffering.
What does it mean? That it order for comedy to exists another's pain, suffering, and humiliation must also exist necessarily. And so this is how comedy always translates into the collective enjoyment of sadism.
Wherever you go in the world you will notice people's fulfilling sense of pleasure at watching other people's suffering and failure elevating themselves over another to the point of mockery.
In other words the enjoyment of sadism in partaking in the pleasure of watching and participating in other people's suffering for amusement.