U.S. comic Kevin Meaney has been arrested over allegations he assaulted a woman at a New York airport on Tuesday (03Jun14).

The 58 year old, who starred in the sitcom version of John Candy's film Uncle Buck, was accused of elbowing a woman in the chest at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Police detained Meaney and he was charged with misdemeanour assault, according to the New York Daily News.