Firstly I want to say I like both a great deal. However, it has been exercising my mind greatly of late which of the two I consider the better. There may well be no answer. I like the more grown up humour that Chaplin produces but adore the childlike simplicity of many of the L&H comedies. One thing that stands out for me regarding Chaplins work is that he can often bring a tear to your eye one minute and the next minute have you rolling about the floor laughing. L&H just play it for laughs and don't attempt to tug at the heart strings in the same way. But is this enough to say Chaplin is better? What thoughts do other people have on the matter?