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The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time

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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    188

    Rowan Atkinson

    The Lion King, Bean
  • 2
    258
    103
    The General, Steamboat Bill
  • 3
    325
    145
    The Gold Rush, City Lights
  • 4
    208
    77
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    Laurel and Hardy

  • 5
    259
    110

    The Three Stooges

  • 6
    224
    93
    Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja
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    347
    178

    Jim Carrey

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show
  • 8
    213
    93

    Lucille Ball

    I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show
  • 9
    219
    102

    Michael Richards

    Seinfeld, Bee Movie
  • 10
    192
    84

    John Ritter

    Three's Company, Sling Blade
  • 11
    168
    69

    Steve Martin

    The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!
  • 12
    153
    60
    degeddes addedDiagnosis Murder, The Dick Van Dyke Show
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    137
    50
    Faris Jean Atkinson added

    Tim Conway

    McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show
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    118
    40
    Faris Jean Atkinson addedThe Carol Burnett Show, Horton Hears a Who!
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    140
    63
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    John Cleese

    A Fish Called Wanda, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • 16
    134
    59

    Abbott and Costello

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    97
    33
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    Groucho Marx

    Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera
  • 18
    150
    79

    Jerry Lewis

    The Nutty Professor, The King of Comedy
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    87
    30
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    Harpo Marx

    Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera
  • 20
    117
    58

    Mel Brooks

    The Producers, Spaceballs
  • 21
    159
    104
    Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack
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    76
    35
    Faris Jean Atkinson added

    Red Skelton

    Rudolph's Shiny New Year, Around the World in 80 Days
  • 23
    104
    62
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Italian Job
  • 24
    73
    37
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    Harold Lloyd

    The Freshman, Safety Last!
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    59
    37
    homedecorbylauren addedMonty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian
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