Definitions for "Slapstick"
n. a boisterous comedy characterized by broad farce and horseplay.
( comedy) a broad form of comedy in which the humor comes from physical acts or pantomime, frequently harmless violence and pratfalls intended to produce laughter. The name was derived from a device called a slapstick, two boards that slapped together with a loud crack when used to strike something or someone; prevalent during the silent era and in early talkies, with its primary motif being pie-throwing. Examples: Keystone Kops, Charlie Chaplin (here in the extended boxing sequence in City Lights (1931)), Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, the Three Stooges, and more recently, Jerry Lewis and Jim Carrey.
a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
Literally, a prop bat made up of two hinged sticks that slap sharply together when the bat is used to hit someone; a staple gag of the commedia dell'arte. More generally, slapstick is any sort of very broad physical stage humor.
acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone
a prop made from thin wood that makes a loud noise when hit against something
Keywords:  crimpshrine, elgin, guttural, ska, punk
Slapstick was a punk ska fusion band formed in Chicago by a group of friends from the Elgin area. The group took some cues from the seminal ska/punk outfit Operation Ivy and the guttural punk vocals of Crimpshrine, but they developed their own unique style. The group was active from 1993-1996 on Asian Man Records.
Keywords:  pelecanos, zakrzewski, hbo, alex, simon
"Slapstick" is the ninth episode of the third season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by David Simon from a story by David Simon & George P. Pelecanos and was directed by Alex Zakrzewski.
Slapstick, or Lonesome No More is a 1976 science fiction novel by American author Kurt Vonnegut.