Entertaiment is the activity of entertaining. It is an enormously flexible idea: it may refer to a private entertainment, such as a film or television program chosen by the individual; a banquet for two; performances intended for thousands; or the activities of a culture in various forms of ceremony, celebration, religious festival or satire. Entertainment often has a serious purpose, but also reflects humour and satire that can have both amusing and scathing effects.

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