January 9, 2014 1:00 PM

For Golden Globes, defining what is a comedy is serious business

A spiteful, drug-addicted matriarch with mouth cancer can’t find her husband. A folk singer has nowhere to sleep and few paying gigs. A depressive alcoholic thinks he’s won some money, but he hasn’t. If these plots don’t sound comical, well, you must not have a flexible enough funny bone.

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