Originating from the Italian 16th-18th century theatre, the Commedia del’Arte, slapstick is exactly that: a stick that when struck gave the signal to the actors to slap, trip and otherwise cause minor pain to others for comedy’s sake.
While decreasing in popularity, slapstick comedy still shines here and there. Come on. Be honest. Don’t you just love someone being kicked in the nuts? No? Just me?
The genre had a minor resurgence last week, thanks to one of...