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 for slapstick
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: characterized by horseplay and physical action;
             "slapstick style of humor"
      n 1: a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and
           practical jokes
      2: acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together;
         used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting
         injury when striking someone

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "slapstick":
     Atticism, Thalia, acting, agile wit, arlequinade, black comedy,
     black humor, bladder, broad, broad comedy, buffoonery, burlesque,
     burletta, business, camp, campy, cap and bells, caricature,
     characterization, comedie bouffe, comedie larmoyante,
     comedie rosse, comedietta, comedy, comedy ballet, comedy of humors,
     comedy of ideas, comedy of intrigue, comedy of manners,
     comedy of situation, comedy relief, comic, comic muse, comic opera,
     comic relief, comical, coxcomb, dark comedy, domestic comedy,
     dry wit, esprit, exode, farce, farce comedy, farcical, gag,
     genteel comedy, ham, hammy acting, harlequinade, high camp, hoke,
     hokum, humor, impersonation, irony, lampoon, light, light comedy,
     low camp, low comedy, mime, mimesis, mimicking, mimicry, miming,
     mock-heroic, motley, mummery, musical, musical comedy, nimble wit,
     opera buffa, overacting, pantomiming, parody, patter, performance,
     performing, personation, playacting, playing, pleasantry,
     portrayal, pretty wit, projection, quick wit, raw comedy,
     ready wit, realistic comedy, representation, romantic comedy, salt,
     sarcasm, satire, satyr play, savor of wit, sentimental comedy,
     situation comedy, slapstick comedy, slapstick humor, sock, squib,
     stage business, stage directions, stage presence, stunt,
     subtle wit, taking a role, tragicomedy, tragicomic, travesty,
     visual humor, wit

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