The first films created by the Lumière brothers were made to study what could be captured on film. The subjects of their films were the citizens of France and what they did in their day-to-day lives. The Lumière brothers filmed the people of the working class, the elites, family life, and modes of transportation (boats and trains). Their films not only became a medium to study French culture and life, but would soon become a medium for entertainment. Their study of French life through film made way for filmed entertainment, as in comedy movies and , later on, animated cartoons.
I have found two films created by the Lumière brothers that reflect slap-stick comedy. The first film is called “La Voltige”(1) (The Aerobatic) (2) created in 1895(3):