What are the differences between the terms "comedic" and "comic" in dramatic analysis?
This is one of those answers that has changed and become muddled since it was first used by the Greeks.
Originally, comedy was a noun and referred to the play itself. Comic was an adjective that typically related to a person’s behaviour. Comic also came to mean a situation that was unexpected, turned the entire story topsy turvy and became the basis for the comedy and comedic action. In other words, comedy is a drama that has been turned upside down.
There are many subgenres to comedy now such as the comedy-drama, tragicomedy, etc.