A comedy is a genre of entertainment that intends to provide humor for the audience. The comedy genre originated in Athens, Greece during the 5th century BC, developed as a celebration of the Greek God of fun and revelry. Comedies can have varying narratives, but are usually told in a way that makes fun out of the characters situations. Most comedies have a happy ending. However, there are many different sub-categories of the genre; black comedy explores topics that are usually held as serious and explores them in a comical way. This can sometimes make the viewer laugh and feel uncomfortable at the same time.

What is comedy?

Comedy is a genre intended to be humorous or amusing. Comedy strives to create laughter and is featured in theater, television, film, stand-up comedy, books or other forms of entertainment. Comedy is subjective to the individual and sense of humor. The comedy genre makes people laugh and has a positive ending. The tone of comedies is generally light and satirical.

What are the different forms of comedy?

The different types of comedy are slapstick which is physical comedy, parody which mimics or ridicules others, spoof which is a light parody, and satire which mocks society or politics. Other forms of comedy are irony which is when the opposite of what’s expected happens, sarcasm which is a scornful response, and farce which features exaggeration of characters. Dark comedy discusses serious subjects and surrealism explores abstract situations are more forms of comedy.

Why do people laugh?

People laugh to show that they like other people, agree with them, understand them, and are part of the same group as them. Laughter is a social behavior and is a way of making and maintaining social bonds. Sometimes people laugh because someone else is laughing, similar to yawning. People that laugh feel immediately better and are happier in their relationships. Laughter serves as a way for people to regulate their emotions together.

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5’7” | 1.70 m
June 1, 1981
Amy Schumer
170.000
1981.00
447000
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Amy Schumer
5’6” | 1.68 m
February 23, 1983
Aziz Ansari
168.000
1983.00
77000
GUIDE
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Aziz Ansari
Bill Burr
384000
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 10, 1968
Bill Burr
178.000
1968.00
384000
GUIDE
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Bill Burr
6’0” | 1.83 m
July 12, 1937
Bill Cosby
183.000
1937.00
216000
GUIDE
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Bill Cosby
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 5, 1975
Bradley Cooper
185.000
1975.00
682000
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Bradley Cooper
6’3” | 1.91 m
2003 (Elf)
Buddy the Elf
191.000
2003.00
14000
GUIDE
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Buddy the Elf
5’5” | 1.65 m
April 16, 1889
Charlie Chaplin
165.000
1889.00
131000
GUIDE
3D
Charlie Chaplin
6’2” | 1.88 m
June 21, 1979
Chris Pratt
188.000
1979.00
784000
GUIDE
3D
Chris Pratt
5’10” | 1.78 m
February 7, 1965
Chris Rock
178.000
1965.00
166000
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Chris Rock
6’4” | 1.93 m
April 18, 1963
Conan O’Brien
193.000
1963.00
154000
GUIDE
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Conan O’Brien
4’10” | 1.47 m
November 17, 1944
Danny DeVito
147.000
1944.00
350000
GUIDE
3D
Danny DeVito
6’0” | 1.83 m
August 24, 1973
Dave Chappelle
183.000
1973.00
429000
GUIDE
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Dave Chappelle
6’2” | 1.88 m
April 12, 1947
David Letterman
188.000
1947.00
128000
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3D
David Letterman
Deadpool
385000
6’2” | 1.88 m
The New Mutants #98 (February 1991)
Deadpool
1.880
1991.00
385000
GUIDE
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Deadpool
5’7” | 1.70 m
Feburary 2, 1953
Dog the Bounty Hunter
170.000
1953.00
81000
GUIDE
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Dog the Bounty Hunter
5’9” | 1.75 m
April 3, 1961
Eddie Murphy
175.000
1961.00
342000
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Eddie Murphy
5’7” | 1.70 m
January 26, 1958
Ellen DeGeneres
170.000
1958.00
409000
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Ellen DeGeneres
5’6” | 1.68 m
November 6, 1988
Emma Stone
168.000
1988.00
565000
GUIDE
3D
Emma Stone
5’11” | 1.80 m
May 6, 1961
George Clooney
180.000
1961.00
370000
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3D
George Clooney
5’9” | 1.75 m
August 4, 1983
Greta Gerwig
175.000
1983.00
84000
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Greta Gerwig
Hawkeye
92000
5’8” | 1.73 m
Tales of Suspense #57 (September, 1964)
Hawkeye
173.000
1964.00
92000
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3D
Hawkeye
6’5” | 1.96 m
January 12, 1954
Howard Stern
196.000
1954.00
301000
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3D
Howard Stern
2’7” | .79 m
Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973)
Howard the Duck
0.790
1973.00
90000
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Howard the Duck
5’9” | 1.75 m
April 7, 1954
Jackie Chan
175.000
1954.00
371000
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Jackie Chan
5’8” | 1.73 m
August 22, 1978
James Corden
173.000
1978.00
224000
GUIDE
3D
James Corden
Jay Leno
130000
5’11” | 1.80 m
April 28, 1950
Jay Leno
180.000
1950.00
130000
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3D
Jay Leno
6’4” | 1.93 m
October 22, 1952
Jeff Goldblum
193.000
1952.00
258000
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Jeff Goldblum
5’11” | 1.80 m
April 29, 1954
Jerry Seinfeld
180.000
1954.00
192000
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3D
Jerry Seinfeld
6’2” | 1.88 m
January 17, 1962
Jim Carrey
188.000
1962.00
351000
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3D
Jim Carrey
6’0” | 1.83 m
September 19, 1974
Jimmy Fallon
183.000
1974.00
364000
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3D
Jimmy Fallon
5’11” | 1.80 m
November 13, 1967
Jimmy Kimmel
180.000
1967.00
225000
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3D
Jimmy Kimmel
Joe Rogan
656000
5’7” | 1.70 m
August 11, 1967
Joe Rogan
170.000
1967.00
656000
GUIDE
3D
Joe Rogan
6’3” | 1.91 m
October 20, 1979
John Krasinski
191.000
1979.00
348000
GUIDE
3D
John Krasinski
6’0” | 1.83 m
April 23, 1977
John Oliver
183.000
1977.00
321000
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3D
John Oliver
5’7” | 1.70 m
November 28, 1962
Jon Stewart
170.000
1962.00
154000
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3D
Jon Stewart
5’9” | 1.75 m
October 28, 1967
Julia Roberts
175.000
1967.00
348000
GUIDE
3D
Julia Roberts
5’4” | 1.63 m
July 6, 1979
Kevin Hart
163.000
1979.00
531000
GUIDE
3D
Kevin Hart
6’2” | 1.88 m
November 11, 1922
Kurt Vonnegut
188.000
1922.00
72000
GUIDE
3D
Kurt Vonnegut
5’11” | 1.80 m
July 2, 1947
Larry David
180.000
1947.00
138000
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3D
Larry David
5’11” | 1.80 m
September 21, 1971
Luke Wilson
180.000
1971.00
89000
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Luke Wilson
5’6” | 1.68 m
July 2, 1990
Margot Robbie
168.000
1990.00
738000
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Margot Robbie
5’10” | 1.78 m
June 5, 1971
Mark Wahlberg
178.000
1971.00
397000
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Mark Wahlberg
5’10” | 1.78 m
October 8, 1970
Matt Damon
178.000
1970.00
359000
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Matt Damon
5′5″ | 1.65 m
June 28, 1926
Mel Brooks
165.000
1926.00
217000
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Mel Brooks
6’0” | 1.83 m
October 8, 1980
Nick Cannon
183.000
1980.00
257000
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3D
Nick Cannon
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 18, 1968
Owen Wilson
178.000
1968.00
160000
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3D
Owen Wilson
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 17, 1981
Paris Hilton
173.000
1981.00
278000
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3D
Paris Hilton
5’3” | 1.60 m
January 27, 1969
Patton Oswalt
160.000
1969.00
233000
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Patton Oswalt
Pauly D
53000
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 5, 1980
Pauly D
178.000
1980.00
53000
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Pauly D
6′1″ | 1.85 m
March 27, 1963
Quentin Tarantino
185.000
1963.00
470000
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Quentin Tarantino
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 25, 1961
Ricky Gervais
173.000
1961.00
119000
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3D
Ricky Gervais
5’7” | 1.70 m
July 21, 1951
Robin Williams
170.000
1951.00
427000
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3D
Robin Williams
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 22, 1921
Rodney Dangerfield
178.000
1921.00
139000
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3D
Rodney Dangerfield
6’2” | 1.88 m
October 23, 1976
Ryan Reynolds
188.000
1976.00
558000
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3D
Ryan Reynolds
Sandra Oh
136000
5’5” | 1.65 m
July 20, 1971
Sandra Oh
165.000
1971.00
136000
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Sandra Oh
5’6” | 1.68 m
April 12, 1994
Saoirse Ronan
168.000
1994.00
251000
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Saoirse Ronan
5’7” | 1.70 m
December 1, 1970
Sarah Silverman
170.000
1970.00
296000
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Sarah Silverman
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 28, 1973
Seth Myers
180.000
1973.00
196000
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Seth Myers
Snooki
82000
4’8” | 1.42 m
November 23, 1987
Snooki
142.000
1987.00
82000
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Snooki
5′4″ | 1.63 m
May 14, 1971
Sofia Coppola
163.000
1971.00
52000
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Sofia Coppola
5′7″ | 1.70 m
October 22, 1969
Spike Jonze
170.000
1969.00
48000
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Spike Jonze
5’11” | 1.80 m
May 13, 1964
Stephen Colbert
180.000
1964.00
401000
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Stephen Colbert
5’9” | 1.75 m
August 16, 1962
Steve Carell
175.000
1962.00
255000
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Steve Carell
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 17, 1957
Steve Harvey
185.000
1957.00
343000
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Steve Harvey
6’0” | 1.83 m
August 14, 1945
Steve Martin
183.000
1945.00
150000
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Steve Martin
6′0″ | 1.83 m
August 16, 1975
Taika Waititi
183.000
1975.00
331000
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Taika Waititi
6’2” | 1.88 m
1957 (How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)
The Grinch
188.000
1957.00
293000
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The Grinch
5’5” | 1.65 m
March 24, 1971
Tig Notaro
165.000
1971.00
44000
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Tig Notaro
5’11” | 1.80 m
February 20, 1984
Trevor Noah
180.000
1984.00
402000
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Trevor Noah
6’5” | 1.96 m
March 28, 1970
Vince Vaughn
196.000
1970.00
97000
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Vince Vaughn
5’10” | 1.78 m
December 5, 1901
Walt Disney
178.000
1901.00
189000
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Walt Disney
6′1″ | 1.85 m
May 1, 1969
Wes Anderson
185.000
1969.00
135000
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Wes Anderson
6’3” | 1.91 m
July 16, 1967
Will Ferrell
191.000
1967.00
194000
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Will Ferrell
5’7” | 1.70 m (Estimated)
April 26, 1564
William Shakespeare
170.000
1564.00
705000
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William Shakespeare
5′5″ | 1.65 m
December 1, 1935
Woody Allen
165.000
1935.00
209000
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Woody Allen
5’10” | 1.78 m
February 7, 1990
jacksepticeye
178.000
1990.00
399000
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jacksepticeye
Stephen Colbert
Size comparison drawings of Stephen Colbert comparing the heights of other related media personalities

Stephen Colbert is best known for his role as a talk show host and these days his political stance against President Trump. Stephen Colbert does not hold back his opinions when hosting his show The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, a position he stepped into following the famous David Letterman. Colbert got his start with Comedy Central with shows like Strangers With Candy and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Colbert has a way of contextualizing the insanity of our political environment in the United States while making us laugh and feel just a little better about it all.

Stephen Colbert has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Stephen Colbert with height measurements
Stephen Colbert is best known for his role as a talk show host and these days his political stance against President Trump. Stephen Colbert does not hold back his opinions when hosting his show The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, a position he stepped into following the famous David Letterman.

Stephen Colbert has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

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Stephen Colbert
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1984–Present

Given Name
Stephen Tyrone Colbert
Birthday
May 13, 1964

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Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie is a Hollywood actress. Born in Australia, she began her career appearing on popular Australian television show, Neighbours. She rose to fame when she was cast opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2013 film, The Wolf of Wall Street and has since appeared in several blockbuster hits, including Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), Mary Queen of Scots (2018), and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019). She was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of ice skater Tonya Harding in the 2017 film, I, Tonya. She married assistant director, Tom Ackerley in 2016; they now live together in Los Angeles.

Margot Robbie has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

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Margot Robbie is a Hollywood actress. Born in Australia, she began her career appearing on popular Australian television show, Neighbours. She rose to fame when she was cast opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2013 film, The Wolf of Wall Street and has since appeared in several blockbuster hits.

Margot Robbie has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

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Nationality: Australia

Years Active: 2088–Present

Given Name
Margot Elise Robbie
Birthday
July 2, 1990

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Sarah Silverman
Series of illustrations of Sarah Silverman performing stand-up comedy with height dimensions

Sarah Silverman is an American comedian. She was born in New Hampshire in 1970 and began her comedy career as a teenager, joining the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1992. Her self-titled sitcom, The Sarah Silverman Program, debuted in 2007 and ran for three seasons. In 2008 she won a Primetime Emmy award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for her song detailing a fictionalised affair with actor Matt Damon. It aired on the Jimmy Kimmel show, who was her boyfriend at the time, and became an internet sensation.  Sarah Silverman is a vegetarian and a Democrat.

Sarah Silverman is 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

Sarah Silverman is an American comedian. She was born in New Hampshire in 1970 and began her comedy career as a teenager, joining the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1992. Her self-titled sitcom, The Sarah Silverman Program, debuted in 2007 and ran for three seasons.

Sarah Silverman is 5 foot 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

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Nationality: United States
Years Active: 1992–Present

Given Name
Sarah Kate Silverman
Years Active
December 1, 1970

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William Shakespeare
Size comparison drawings of William Shakespeare comparing the heights of other related writers

William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and author who is considered the greatest writer in the English language as well as the world’s greatest dramatist. He also is referenced as England’s national poet and the Bard of Avon. William Shakespeare’s work includes 30 plays, 54 sonnets, 3 song narrative poets, and some verses. William Shakespeare’s most well-known works include Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet. His works have been translated into all the major languages and adapted into films. William Shakespeare’s plays continue to be performed more often than those created by any other playwright. William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616.

William Shakespeare had an estimated height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of William Shakespeare with height measurements
William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and author who is considered the greatest writer in the English language as well as the world’s greatest dramatist. He also is referenced as England’s national poet and the Bard of Avon. William Shakespeare’s work includes 30 plays and 54 sonnets.

William Shakespeare had an estimated height of 5’7” (1.70 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of William Shakespeare with height measurements
William Shakespeare
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Nationality: England

Death: April 23, 1616 (52)

Given Name
William Shakespeare
Birthday
April 26, 1564

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Bill Cosby
Height comparison diagram of Bill Cosby compared to other comedians

Bill Cosby is an American stand-up comedian and actor with a long career spanning over 6 decades. Bill Cosby is mostly known for his sitcom, The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 until 1992. The Cosby Show rose to popularity as it demonstrated the experience of growing up in an African-American family. Bill Cosby won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, for the release of various standup comedy records, and became the first African American to win an Emmy Award for acting. Bill Cosby’s most recognized films include Let’s Do it Again (1975), California Suite (1978), and Uptown Saturday Night (1974).

Bill Cosby was the subject of many sexual assault allegations which led to his conviction in 2018 of aggravated indecent assault. In 2021, Cosby was released on violations of his 5th and 14th amendment rights.

Bill Cosby has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Bill Cosby with overall height
Bill Cosby is an American stand-up comedian and actor with a long career spanning over 6 decades. Bill Cosby is mostly known for his sitcom, The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 until 1992. The Cosby Show rose to popularity as it demonstrated the experience of growing up in an African-American fami

Bill Cosby has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

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Bill Cosby
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1961–2018

Given Name
William Henry Cosby Jr.
Years Active
July 12, 1937

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