Slapstick is a style of humor involving exaggerated physical activity which exceeds the boundaries of common sense.

Slapstick films are comedy films where physical comedy that includes pratfalls, tripping, falling, are highlighted over dialogue, plot and character development. The physical comedy in these films contains a cartoonish style of violence that is predominantly harmless and goofy in tone.  Slapstick film often relies on comedic timing and a controlled psychical performance of a single actor or actress.