Black Sitcom is a contraction of "Black Situation Comedy", a sitcom
where most of the characters are of African descent (barring a Token White
or Latino), primarily on American, Canadian, and British TV. They can be Dom Coms
, Kid Coms
, or romantic comedies
Not to be confused with Black Comedy
, where it's the subject matter that's dark rather than the characters' skintones (though overlap exists; the film Kingdom Come
springs to mind).