Entertaiment is an activity that provides amusement, diversion, or pleasure. It can be as simple as watching a movie, or as elaborate as a theatrical performance or game. It is often associated with fun and laughter, but may also have a serious or moral message, such as a ceremony, religious festival, or satire.
According to Oliver and Barstsch (2010), entertainment can be defined as an activity understood objectively, that communicates between text and audience from an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience to exist, and is a form of passivity. It can be consumed on any scale, from a private entertainment for two to an event broadcast to thousands of people around the world.