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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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Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times
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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
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The Three Stooges is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Three Stooges
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Laurel and Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
simon777 added
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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
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Tim Conway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Faris Jean Atkinson added McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
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Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.
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Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
degeddes added Diagnosis Murder, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins
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Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Nutty Professor, The King of Comedy, The Bellboy
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Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy
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Abbott and Costello is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Abbott and Costello
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Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Faris Jean Atkinson added The Carol Burnett Show, Horton Hears a Who!, Annie
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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger
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John Cleese is listed (or ranked) 14 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
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Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep
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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles
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Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation
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John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Three's Company, Sling Blade, Hearts Afire
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Michael Richards is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Seinfeld, Bee Movie, UHF
20
Red Skelton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Faris Jean Atkinson added Rudolph's Shiny New Year, Around the World in 80 Days, The Red Skelton Show
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Benny Hill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Italian Job, The Benny Hill Show
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Groucho Marx is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Animal Crackers
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Art Carney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Honeymooners, Last Action Hero
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Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
homedecorbylauren added Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races
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Harold Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Lee New added The Freshman, Safety Last!, The Milky Way