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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46 15
Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Charlie Chaplin The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times

2
35 11
The Three Stooges is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
The Three Stooges

3
40 17
Rowan Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Rowan Atkinson The Lion King, Bean, Mr. Bean's Holiday

4
23 7
Buster Keaton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Buster Keaton The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.

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22 7
Abbott and Costello is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Abbott and Costello

6
29 13
Lucille Ball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Lucille Ball I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy

7
43 25
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Jim Carrey Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

8
26 13
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Steve Martin The Jerk, ¡Three Amigos!, Bowfinger

9
20 9
Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Mel Brooks The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles

10
21 11
Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Chris Farley Tommy Boy, Beverly Hills Ninja, Black Sheep

11
18 10
Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Jerry Lewis The Nutty Professor, The King of Comedy, The Bellboy

12
28 20
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Vacation

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17 12
Michael Richards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Michael Richards Seinfeld, Bee Movie, UHF

14
20 16
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Will Ferrell Step Brothers, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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17 18
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Melissa McCarthy Gilmore Girls, Mike & Molly, Spy

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11 13
John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
John Ritter Three's Company, Sling Blade, Hearts Afire

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1 2
Johnny Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Daniel Carin added Johnny Knoxville Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two, Bad Grandpa

18
9 11
Benny Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Benny Hill Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Italian Job, The Benny Hill Show

19
5 14
Sebastian Maniscalco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Sebastian Maniscalco

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1 13
Roscoe Arbuckle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Roscoe Arbuckle Cinema Paradiso, Cleaning Up, Special Delivery

21
0 17
Max Linder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Slapstick Comedians of All Time
Max Linder Au Secours!, Laugh with Max Linder, Max and His Mother-in-Law