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Id love to do a comedy. Id love to do a two-hander like the old Leathal Weapon movies. I love those, like an action comedy with the straight man and the funny man. Id love to do one of those. Just got to find one, find a funny man that wants to do one with me.
— Jason Statham —

You've got to be a really straight man to write a song like 'It's Raining Men.'

— Paul Shaffer

And yep, here's yet one more heterosexual man who loves his wife. I'm telling you, it's a trend! Women I know who are always complaining they can never meet a good straight man-maybe you're living in the wrong part of the country. Maybe you need to hitchhike. Route 70 West could be the path to a great marriage. Go ahead, stick out your thumb for romance.

— John Waters

The brilliance of Adam Scott is that he is so damn funny in a straight man role.

— Rob Thomas

One of my favorite comedy performances of all time is Charles Grodin in 'Midnight Run,' and in a lot of things he's done. I think he's hilarious as the straight man, playing it real.

— Andy Daly

Every sitcom needs their straight man or straight woman.

— Aarti Mann

A gay man can be friends with a straight man. That can happen.

— Steve Guttenberg

The Pawn moves only one square at a time, and that straight forward, except in the act of capturing, when it takes one step diagonally to the right or left file on to the square occupied by the man taken, and continues on that file until it captures another man.

— Howard Staunton

I see my role in the Bonzos as being the straight man, in many ways.

— Neil Innes

These are not men of great imagination, but one can hardly blame them for not being prepared for this particular contingency, the sight of a tweet-jacketed, tenured, middle-aged, senior professor and department chair in a fake nose and glasses, brandishing a live, terrified goose ... (Richard Russo, Straight Man)

— Richard Russo

My roles in comedies from 'Austin Powers' to 'Tommy Boy' to 'Wayne's World,' were sort of comedic 'straight man' parts. My character on 'Parks & Recreation' is the comic relief in a comedy. To play a character that appears strictly for laughs is sort of new for me and really fun.

— Rob Lowe

Religion theme aside, most of the time I'm in some sort of comedy and I'm a straight man and it's really just, let's wind this guy up and see him explode.

— Colin Hanks

My comedic instinct, is a little bit more rooted in - my mother's British so I've always been more of the dry receiver of the crazy as opposed to the initiator of the crazy. I'm kind of predisposed to be the straight man.

— Jason Bateman

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