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What is the difference between a satire and a farce?

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What is the difference between a satire and a farce?

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Satire is more intellectual humor, more sarcastic, while a farce is more slap-slip, ridiculous or absurd.  A satirical perspective is more humorous with perhaps a degree of cynicism thrown in.  Farce is more exaggerated, more slap slick.  Think Marx Brothers or Three Stooges.  Satire can be more undertone while farce is more outlandish.

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