The Three Stooges
Coins range: $1.25 fixed bet
Max Win: 4,500 Coins
Let’s begin our list with a real blast from the past of comedy. Real-Time Gaming (RTG) is the software provider behind not one, but a series of slots based on the Three Stooges comedy trio from the 1930s.
The vaudeville act by these three great men – Larry Fine, Curly Howard, and Moe Howard – was active for almost half a century, from the 1920s to 1970. But the trio remains best known for its classic short comedy films produced by Columbia Pictures.
If you like your comedy slapstick and physical, the Three Stooges will be right up your alley. The RTG slot Three Stooges II is a 3-reel affair with copyright enabled reproductions of the three comic stars in all their black and white glory.
Type: Video Slot
Coins range: 0.3 – 30
Max Win: 10,000 your bet
In the realm of parody, few movies can reach the heights of This is Spinal Tap, a legendary satire on rock and heavy metal bands from the 1970s and ‘80s. The original movie was shot in a ‘mockumentary’ format, with the cameras following the fictional British metal band Spinal Tap.
The movie skewers the lavish and over the top pretensions of music bands of that era, with a generous dose of genuine comedy. The Stonehenge scene where a misunderstanding leaves the band with an 18inch replica of the monolith instead of a life-sized prop is a pure comic genius.
Spinal Tap slot by Blueprint Gaming is a lavish 5-reel slot featuring the band in a haze of bright lights on the concert stage. While there is a generous dose of rock music theme to the slot, there is no doubt this was inspired by the comedy movie.
Anchorman – The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Type: Video Slot
Coins range: 0.75 – 150
Max Win: 250,000
Will Ferrell’s greatest ever creation might very well be the ever-suave and overconfident news reporter Ron Burgundy. There have been several popular and critically well-received movies in the Anchorman series, and a slot adaptation seemed almost inevitable.
The movie produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Adam McKay had a stellar ensemble cast and a story that poked fun at news channels from the 1970s and ‘80s. Sometimes silly and sometimes surreal, the saga of Ron Burgundy had enough funny moments to land on several top funny movies lists.
Bally was the company licensed to create an online slot version of Anchorman. This slot is based broadly on the original 2004 movie and released nearly 14 years later in 2018. It features all original images of Ron Burgundy, and his crack news team made up of Brick, Brian, and Champ.
Type: Video Slot
Coins range: 0.20 – 200
Max Win: 5,000
What would happen if your childhood wish came true and your teddy bear became alive? Or rather, what would happen when you grow up and still have a live teddy bear living with you as your best buddy? This was the intriguing premise for Ted, a fun 2012 movie starring Mark Wahlberg.
Director Seth McFarlane also lend his voice to Ted, the live teddy bear who is the anti-hero in this whimsical comedy. The “bromance vs romance” recipe was a success here, and Ted went onto become one of the biggest hits of the box office that year. A sequel inevitably followed.
The slots version, simply titled Ted, stars the foul-mouthed teddy bear as the central character. Created by Blueprint Gaming, this is a 5-reel slot with 20 paylines and a $5000 special fixed jackpot.
Type: Progressive video slot
Coins range: 0.2 – 200
Max Win: 5,000
The success of Angie Tribeca shows that good quality slapstick comedy will always have an audience in the world of comedy fandom. Naked Gun series, starring the legendary Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin, an inept detective, probably served as a huge inspiration for shows like Tribeca.
The movie was inspired by Police Squad, a short-lived TV comedy series. Considered one of the greatest comedy movies of all time, the first Naked Gun launched in 1988 was a laugh riot, filled to the bring with gags and puns, both verbal and visual. Two more sequels soon followed, and the series is quite well known for starring OJ Simpson before his infamous murder trial.
Once again, Blueprint Gaming is the studio behind this comedy themed slot as well. You can see Lt Frank Drebin in all his silver-haired glory, earnestly played to a fault by Leslie Nielsen. The 5-reel slot comes with 20 paylines and many bonus features.
Type: Video slot
Coins range: 0.40 – 16
Max Win: 160
Despite its crude teenage humor and poor critical reception, the Ace Ventura movie served an important purpose. They launched the movie career of a certain Jim Carrey. You may hate the juvenile character, but you cannot hate the man with the seemingly elastic face behind it!
The movie tells the story of Ace, a “pet detective” tasked with finding the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins NFL team. Due to its success, it spawned a sequel, animated series, and other assorted merchandise as well.
The Ace Ventura slot belongs to that latter category of trying to cash in on the success of Jim Carrey. Powered by Playtech software, it is a colorful 5 reel slot with cartoonish graphics and numerous animal sounds.