What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad genre of activities involving entertainment, amusement or recreation. It is often a source of humor, and can be a form of social bonding or escapism. Entertainment is usually based on a theme or idea. For example, a comedian might perform jokes and stories with themes such as backstabbing, murders etc. Some of these topics hit at the deep points that the brain was shaped to understand and react to.

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