The Dramedy is a film genre that has been around for a while, but it’s still not widely known. If you don’t know what a Dramedy is, here’s your chance to learn about them.

Dramedies are dramas that use comedy as their main style of storytelling. They’re also called “comedies with dramatic elements.”

The term “comedy-drama” was coined by the French in the early 20th century and it was used by American film critics to describe such films like Duck Soup (1933).


What Is a Dramedy

What Is a Dramedy?

Dramedy is a hybrid genre of the comedy and drama. It features the comedic elements that were present in the comedy, but also has some elements of drama.

Dramedies are not just about romance, but they are also about other things such as friendship and family relationships.

They are usually based on real life events and can be based on any event that has happened in the past or at present time.

The plot of a dramedy is usually focused on an important issue that affects the characters involved in it.



There are many different types of dramedies; some have happy endings and others have tragic ones. The most common type of dramatic film is one that tells a story about people who face tragedy or hardship in their own life or the life of someone close to them.

These stories tend to be more emotional than some other types of movies because they deal with real issues like death, illness and poverty.

Dramedy Characteristics

A drama is a form of play that focuses on action, conflict and the resolution of these conflicts. This can be spontaneous or contrived but it is usually realistic. In a drama, heroes and villains are often equally matched in strength or skill; one or both are presented as morally reprehensible.

The audience watches events unfold in a way that seems real to them. Dramas can be played out over a series of scenes (as in Shakespeare) or told from a single scene (as in Ibsen).

Dramas are often set in contemporary times, but some historical plays have also been regarded as dramas, such as Shakespeare’s Richard III and Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Some dramas have no defined setting; for example Macbeth takes place over two hours before the actual civil war begins, so technically speaking it is not actually an historical drama.

Dramedy Settings

 The setting of a dramatic comedy is almost always the same: the interior of a single location. In order to get the most out of this type of setup, you should try to use one that is as close to your character’s home or workplace as possible.


If you want your characters to be funny, it’s important that they don’t feel like they’re walking around in a sterile white box or wearing costumes. They need to think they’re just normal people doing normal things.

Because dramas are set in real locations and real time, they have a lot more freedom than comedies do when it comes to setting. Many comedies use locations that are only loosely based on the real world; they may be built entirely on sets or supplemented by props and other elements (like special effects). Dramas can get away with much more because their settings are not constrained by reality or time travel rules or anything like that.

Topics Of A Dramedy

 The main characters in a drama are usually the main characters in the story. There are several ways to define a main character, but it’s generally understood that the character who dominates the story is the lead or most important character.

A drama’s plot is what happens to that character. A drama’s theme is what your story tries to say about life. To make your theme clear, you need to show us what life is like for your characters – how they live, their hopes and dreams, their fears and doubts.

The best way to show us these things is through dialogue and action. Dialogue shows us how people talk; action shows us how they act. The more dialogue you have, the more interesting your story will be (although there’s no rule saying you must use dialogue).

Your characters will sound different if they talk in different ways: one might sound funny while another might sound boring or strange; two people could argue over some point so passionately that they’re both yelling at each other despite not being able to hear each other’s words; two people might seem like friends but then fight over something so intense that their friendship ends forever; etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc

Dramedy Characters

 The characters in a comedy are the people who are supposed to be funny. The audience is supposed to laugh at them, but it’s not easy to tell who is really funny and who isn’t. Sometimes you can tell by the way they’re treated by other characters, but sometimes you only know they’re funny if they say something funny.

The best dramedy characters are those who have some sort of character trait that makes them interesting and fun to watch. Some examples are:

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl: This is a character that’s both beautiful and dumb, but not in an annoying way. She has an upbeat personality and makes the audience feel good about life, yet she remains clueless about most things and reacts in an immature way when she finds out something shocking or upsetting.

This kind of character is often played by an actor who has a nice body but not much else going for him (or her).

The Completely Wrong Guy: These are characters that just don’t make sense, but they are somehow entertaining because of how strange they are or how much energy they put into being different from other people.

Common Dramedy Plots

 A common dramatic problem is the love triangle. The main character is attracted to two different people, but they are not aware of this attraction. This can be played out in many ways, but it usually involves one of the women having an interest in the main character, but the other woman does not realize this and acts as though she does not like him.

The third character usually ends up being a friend or family member of one of them and helps them both realize what they really feel for each other.

Another common dramatic problem is when one person has a secret that only he or she knows about and it threatens their relationship with others. This can be a major plot point in many stories as well as comedies and dramas alike.

It also works well in romantic comedies where there’s something that’s been holding them back from getting together with each other until they figure out what’s going on behind closed doors.

Situations In A Dramedy

Situations in a dramatic comedy are often scenarios that the audience can relate to and understand. For example, if you are writing about a new couple and their first date, you might have your characters go to the same restaurant each time, or have them both work at the same company.

These situations are relatable because they happen all the time in real life.

The more common situations are:

1.) First Date

You would want to include the setting of this date on your page as well. The setting could be anywhere from a nice restaurant to a park bench. You can also make it romantic by having candles or soft music playing through your speakers while they talk together.

This will add emotion to your page and make it feel more real than just having two people sitting at a table talking about their lives or what they do for work.

2.) New Relationship

This would also include any major milestones that come along with starting up a relationship like getting engaged or married! If there is an opportunity for romance in this situation, then go ahead and incorporate it into your story! You’ll want to use some kind of symbol or object that signifies where things stand between them so that readers know where you’re heading with

What Is A Dramedy – Wrapping Up

 What Is A Dramedy?

A dramedy is a form of comedy that is often set in the context of a dark or serious situation. It can be comic or tragic in nature and it’s all about the emotional journey of the characters. Often, this journey includes some kind of struggle against an obstacle to overcome. The term “dramedy” was coined by playwright Neil Simon in 1972.

He originally intended for his play Come Blow Your Horn to be called “Play About a Dog” but felt that audiences would not be able to relate to the story if it was – instead – called a play about a dog (which is what he originally intended). He decided to rename it “Come Blow Your Horn” because it just seemed more dramatic than play about a dog!