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adjective as in comical

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In a game that included two fumbled kickoff returns by Alabama and a slapstick 66-yard touchdown pass by Rebels QB Chad Kelly, a late Tide comeback wasn’t enough to avoid an eventual 43-37 defeat.

While critics initially panned the movie for its raunchy slapstick and reliance on tropes like the ditzy blonde, it’s imbued with a deeply-felt warmth, thanks to Faris’ criminally under-recognized talents.

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From slapstick to satire to memes, it can be a balm, a moment of catharsis to punctuate the often-cruel and random nature of life, reminding us of our common humanity.

Who would picture Wu-Tang doing slapstick comedy in primetime on Fox?

Asian slapstick humor does not translate well, and most of the captive audience agreed, although they grudgingly watched it.

Mr. Mayall, who was married with three children, was famed for his slapstick routines.

A botched center-right leadership election on Nov. 18 verged on slapstick.

Raimi is the king of the sustained slapstick horror sequence.

Don Marquis recognizes as well as any one the value of the slapstick as a mirth-provoking instrument.

There was a moment when the slapstick comedy grazed red tragedy.

He is the comedian most often proclaimed an artist by the fastidious, and most often forgiven for his slapstick.

Her enthusiasm for the slapstick artist provoked him, but at the same time that gay laughter tickled his ears pleasantly.

Even this thing of Baird's, with all the saving slapstick, is over the heads of a good half of them.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slapstick, such as: absurd, comedy, farce, and funny.

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