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Is there humour in its brevity? (6)


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'brevity?' is the definition.
The answer and definition can be both related to communication as well as being singular nouns.
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'is there humour in its' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
an anagram of 'its' is 'sit' which is within the answer.
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(Other definitions for sitcom that I've seen before include "Type of comedy show" , "Kind of TV programme" , "Light-hearted TV series" , "Shortened form of situation comedy" , "Humorous TV programme" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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