Comic relief characters play an important part in film. They can be major characters or minor ones, but their purpose is always the same - to make you laugh. Some of them are important to the story while others could have otherwise been left out with no ill effects on the plot. They are most common in comedy films, but have their place in action and dramas as well. As there are many different types of comedy, there are also different types of comic relief characters. Similarly, because each of us has a different sense of humor, some comic relief characters may appeal to us personally more than others.