The effect of finding solace in mirth. The use of laughter for therapeutic purposes. see joke, humour/humor, funny, amusement.

Organization organized by Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams in 1986, and has since staged yearly comedy extravaganzas to raise money to fight homelessness in the USA.

Yet another Reagan era charity extravaganza.

My embarrasing moment is that a few months after the first Comic Relief, before anyone knew there would be another, we were watching it on video, and I saw the number, and I said to my friends, "Hey, let's call it!" I figured it had long since been disconnected. Imagine my shock when Comic Relief actually answered! I was so embarassed I just hung up. I still feel bad about that sometimes.

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