essaydiscuss why much ado about nothing is classified in the comedy genre

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Although the play is a comedy, it is a more sophisticated comedy.  The enotes introduction notes that "the comedy of Much Ado derives from the characters themselves and the manners of the highly-mannered society in which they live (enotes).  Thus, it's a comedy of manners and class.  The humor comes from laughing at the people and the situations.