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The Years & Years frontman is back with a new single, a new hair color, and a new outlook on straight men.
The late-night comic had found his perfect straight man.
But Conley mainly serves as the straight man to inject ecological reality into the plan.
Boyish in appearance but confident in presentation, Alexander lounges in a windowless green room in lower Manhattan, fielding our questions about self-care, new music, and—yes—straight men.
Related Roness and Engeln both speculated, however, that gay men may be more likely than straight men to disclose their struggle with an eating disorder.
Marty Allen, a fuzzy-haired funnyman who formed part of a popular comedy duo in the 1960s with singer and comic straight man Steve Rossi, appearing on countless television talk shows and variety shows, died Feb. 12 in Las Vegas.
Supporters say Biden’s unvarnished persona is a large part of his appeal, which is perhaps why memes about his bromance with Obama—the president is always the straight man—have gone viral.
Martin was the straight man, keeping McGregor on point.
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Definition of straight man for English Language Learners
: a member of a comedy team who says things that allow a partner to make jokes
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