>…in Eurovision, naturally.
Before the days of Verka Seduchka, Dustin the Turkey, Rodolfo, Silvia Night, and LT United, there were indeed comedy entries at Eurovision, and some of them even won.
Example #1: France Gall insults herself musically in 1965.
Note the lyrics written by Serge Gainsbourg.
Example #2: It may not have been lyrically a comedy entry, but it certainly was one visually and intentionally so.
Example #3: I’d say Mouth & MacNeal (3rd place in 1974) were a comedy entry in the same vein.
Example #4: The UK’s oddly-prescient entry from 1977 that took 2nd place to Marie Myriam’s ode to birds.
Example #5: Back in 1998, Guildo Horn tells us that he loves us…whether we like it or not.
Example #6: Stefan Raab speaks gibberish and gets 5th.
Example #7: Here’s one that’s on the fence, but I think Sandra & Andres were going for jokes back in 1972, and scored an impressive 4th placing.
Bonus: Here’s a red herring. Paul Oscar’s 1997 entry was not a comedy entry, but just one for shock value, possibly meant to illustrate the world-weariness in the lyrics. Sheila E.’s The Glamourous Life was in the same vein.