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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.
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Don Marquis recognizes as well as any one the value of the slapstick as a mirth-provoking instrument.
SHANDYGAFFCHRISTOPHER MORLEY
There was a moment when the slapstick comedy grazed red tragedy.
THE FIGHTING EDGEWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
He is the comedian most often proclaimed an artist by the fastidious, and most often forgiven for his slapstick.
THE ART OF THE MOVING PICTUREVACHEL LINDSAY
Her enthusiasm for the slapstick artist provoked him, but at the same time that gay laughter tickled his ears pleasantly.
THE PURPLE HEIGHTSMARIE CONWAY OEMLER
Even this thing of Baird's, with all the saving slapstick, is over the heads of a good half of them.
MERTON OF THE MOVIESHARRY LEON WILSON
Sloppy sentimentality and slapstick farce ought to bore us frightfully, especially if we have any sense of humor.
THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1920VARIOUS
It frequently happens that a comedian will get after a writer with a stuffed club or a slapstick.
THE FICTION FACTORYJOHN MILTON EDWARDS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SLAPSTICK

  • burlesque
  • farce
  • horseplay
  • light comedy
  • slapstick
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