A farce was a comedic piece of literature that featured unusual and humorous situations. Slapstick was defined as "comedy stressing farce and horseplay." (TNG: "Suddenly Human")

Elim Garak thought William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar was more of a farce than a tragedy as the Cardassian thought a man as intelligent as Julius Caesar would see that Brutus was going to assassinate him. (DS9: "Improbable Cause")

In 2378, The Doctor declared that Tom Paris's alterations to Photons Be Free had changed it from a social commentary into an "insulting farce". (VOY: "Author, Author")

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