• In double act comedy, can the straight man be compared to the funny man?

    1 day ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    Not sure if this opinion-based, but I think it should be because I'm asking really about the trope itself rather than any specific examples.
    From Wikipedia on straight man :
    The straight man is a stock character in a comedy performance, especially a double act, sketch comedy, or farce. When a comedy partner behaves eccentrically, the straight man is expected to maintain composure. Whatever direct contribution to the comedy a straight man provides, usually comes in the form of a deadpan. Typically he is expected to feed the funny man lines that he can respond to for laughs , while seeking...
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