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Definition of straight man:

(n) : a member of a team of comic performers who plays a supporting role by helping to set up jokes and punch lines through engaging in preparatory dialog with the principal comedian; a foil who plays such a role in theatrical comedy
"for many years Bud Abbott served brilliantly was Lou Costello's deadpan straight man."
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Definition of straight man:

(n) : a member of a team of comic performers who plays a supporting role by helping to set up jokes and punch lines through engaging in preparatory dialog with the principal comedian; a foil who plays such a role in theatrical comedy
"for many years Bud Abbott served brilliantly was Lou Costello's deadpan straight man."

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