'Airplane!' named top comedy

Leslie Nielsen. (Handout)

Leslie Nielsen. (Handout)

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Late screen legend Leslie Nielsen has been crowned the king of comedy - he stars in two of the funniest films ever made, according to a new survey.

Nielsen's classic 1980 spoof disaster movie Airplane! was voted the top comedy of all time, beating Bradley Cooper's 2009 hit The Hangover into second place in the poll by U.K. DVD rental service LoveFilm.

In third position was Nielsen's 1988 movie The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, while Superbad (2007) and the 2006 mockumentary Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan rounded out the top five.

Beloved comic Nielsen died in November 2010 of complications from pneumonia, aged 84.

 


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