Slapstick Brothers is a 2011 Japanese movie written and directed by comedian Hiroshi Shinagawa.
Tobio is a manzai comic named who’s been consistently unsuccessful over the span of his 10-year career. Out of frustration, he gets incredibly drunk and winds up landing in jail cell where he meets a tough delinquent named Ryuhei.
Tobio recognizes Ryuhei’s demeanor would make him the perfect tsukkomi (straight man) of a manzai comedy duo and convinces him to become his partner. Things go well at first, until Ryuhei is attacked and Tobio is kidnapped…