Laurel and Hardy. There was a time in the UK when school holidays would bring a host of Laurel and Hardy films on TV. Not so these days, maybe TV programmers think kids have moved on. Sad really but I wouldn't be too sure about that. On a different note; they call Chaplin a genius but I've never really laughed out loud at his stuff. These two guys though: I can't stop laughing!
Laurel and Hardy were one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy double acts of the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. Composed of thin Englishman Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and large American Oliver Hardy (1892–1957), they became well known during the late 1920s to the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy, with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous Hardy. They made over 100 films together.
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy- In total, appeared together in 107 films. They starred in 40 short sound films, 32 short silent films and 23 full-length feature films, and made 12 guest or cameo appearances. They loved each other deeply and would famously never perform without the other. After Ollie's death, although asked many times, Stan never performed again. He died 8 years later.