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The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time 

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Updated May 3, 2019 3.6k votes 661 voters 12.6k views 34 items

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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Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Age 64 from Consett, United Kingdom
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Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 88 (1889-1977) from England
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Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 71 (1895-1966) from Piqua, Kansas, United States of America
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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Age 57 from Canada, Newmarket
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The Three Stooges is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Three Stooges
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Laurel and Hardy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
simon777 added
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Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 78 (1911-1989) from Jamestown, New York, United States of America
8
Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Age 92 from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
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Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 33 (1964-1997) from Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
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Michael Richards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Age 69 from Los Angeles, USA, Culver City, California
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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Age 73 from Texas, USA, Waco
12
John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 55 (1948-2003) from Burbank, USA, California
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Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
degeddes added Age 90 from West Plains, USA, Missouri
14
Abbott and Costello is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Abbott and Costello
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John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
degeddes added Age 79 from Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Age 75 from New York City, USA, New York, Lower Manhattan
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Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Faris Jean Atkinson added Age 85 from San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
18
Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Faris Jean Atkinson added Age 85 from Willoughby, Ohio, USA
19
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Age 92 from New York City, New York, United States of America
20
Benny Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Dec. at 68 (1924-1992) from Southampton, England
21
Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Dec. at 76 (1888-1964) from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Harold Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Lee New added Dec. at 78 (1893-1971) from Burchard, Nebraska, United States of America
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Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Dec. at 87 (1890-1977) from New York City, New York, United States of America
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Red Skelton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Faris Jean Atkinson added Dec. at 84 (1913-1997) from Vincennes, Indiana, United States of America
25
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Age 51 from Irvine, California, United States of America