History Of Slapstick Comedy

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Slapstick comedy in films started around 1915 when the famous Keystone Cops silent movies were made. The silent era saw the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton who starred in some of the more memorable films such as “The Tramp” and “The General”. Slapstick comedy is an extreme form of comedy normally involving forms of physical acts by the actors, such as being poked in the eyes or pulling one around by his ears. In the 1930s slapstick was dominated by “The Three Stooges” and Laurel and Hardy, although many people will argue that Laurel and Hardy went beyond just plain slapstick. Abbott and Costello made a number of slapstick films in the 1940s while Martin and Lewis ruled in the 1950s. Jerry Lewis continued to make slapstick films in

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