My favorite professor is named Angus. He teaches theater history. This is how he defined Greek comedy to our class. Verbatim:
"So, a few years back, when I was living in NorCal, I had a scare in which I thought that I might have AIDS. No, don’t laugh, this is serious. I mean I know they say ‘When life gives you AIDS, make LemonAIDS’, but it’s not that simple! It was so unfair. I mean, I’m not gay, I’m not black: I hadn’t done anything wrong! Anyways, I didn’t have any money to pay to see a doctor about it, so I went to this free health clinic for gay men. And just as I was walking into the clinic, who should I run into but my ex-girlfriend! Now suddenly I’m in the awkward position of having to explain why I’m at a gay men’s free health clinic. As far as I can tell, I have three options: "I’m broke," "I’m gay," or "I might have AIDS!" So I punched her in the fucking face.
Greek Comedy: a really unlikable main character deals with a relevant social issue using vulgarity and violence.”