Aside to audience in comic despair, with appropriate gesture.
It is a pity that the comic chorus had disappeared, or the picture were complete.
Serse, it must be explained, is a comic opera, and the only comic opera that Handel ever wrote.
Of course, there'd have to be a comic part for me, too, but you needn't worry much about that.
You couldn't sing a comic song on the pony's ...