Comedy The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time  

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This list contains information about the best slapstick comedians, loosely ranked by user votes. The best slapstick comedians come in many forms. Some famous physical comedians are experts at the art of the pratfall while other slapstick comedians generate laughs from flailing movements. A few hilarious physical comedians have gone on to become some of the most successful stand-ups in the world.

Who will you find on this top slapstick comedians list? Jim Carrey has to be near the top. From his early days on the stand-up stage to his roles in big films like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask, physical comedy has always been at the center of Carrey's unique sense of humor. One of his most popular In Living Color characters, Fire Marshal Bill, was often a source of hilarious physical comedy. Chevy Chase is another brilliant slapstick comedian.

Lucille Ball is hands down one of the best slapstick comedians to ever appear on television. Other funny people featured on this top slapstick comics list include Chris Farley, Melissa McCarthy, and The Three Stooges.

Do you have a favorite slapstick comedian? Give the funniest acts a thumbs up and please add any good physical comics we may have missed.

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72 23
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times

2
72 28
Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Lion King, Bean, Mr. Bean's Holiday

3
9 0
Laurel and Hardy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
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54 20
The Three Stooges is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Three Stooges

5
61 33
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

6
34 14
Abbott and Costello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Abbott and Costello

7
42 21
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy

8
30 14
Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Nutty Professor, The King of Comedy, The Bellboy

9
32 16
Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.

10
28 13
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles

11
34 20
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger

12
29 16
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep

13
29 17
Michael Richards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Seinfeld, Bee Movie, UHF

14
28 17
John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Three's Company, Sling Blade, Hearts Afire

15
34 25
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

16
19 14
Benny Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Italian Job, The Benny Hill Show

17
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John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
degeddes added A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian

18
26 22
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

19
5 2
Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
degeddes added Diagnosis Murder, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins

20
18 28
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Gilmore Girls, Mike & Molly, Spy

21
7 18
Sebastian Maniscalco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Sebastian Maniscalco

22
2 12
Johnny Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Daniel Carin added Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two, Bad Grandpa

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2 17
Roscoe Arbuckle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Cinema Paradiso, Cleaning Up, Special Delivery

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2 21
Max Linder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Au Secours!, Laugh with Max Linder, Max and His Mother-in-Law