Humorous fiction "includes comedy (the literary form characterized by a happy ending like marriage), wit, satire, irony, farce, nonsense, black humor, burlesque, parody, farce: in essence, anything likely to provoke laughter or quiet amusement."
Text: White, R. S. "humor." Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, edited by Steven Serafin, and Valerie Grosvenor Myer, Continuum, 1st edition, 2006. Credo Reference, http://sc4.idm.oclc.org/login?qurl=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/britlit/humor/0?institutionId=5065. Accessed 02 Apr. 2018.