Category Archives: funny names in comedy

From Fiste to Bombeck, the Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank

Imagine if you will, entering the world just before the Great Depression. Arriving in Ohio to a working-class family and starting school a year early because you could. Erma Fiste did just that. Writing humorous columns in junior high and … Continue reading

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Hans Conreid

Welcome new readers! Sometimes I like to stretch the limits of funny name-ology like a two-sizes-to-small-1974-purple-polyester-pantsuit because someone with a name that is not so funny gives life to fictional characters who are. Have you ever wondered who was the … Continue reading

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Pikotaro (PPAP)

If we’re being charitable, we would say that Pikotaro has successfully wrapped up his 15 minutes of fame. Less charitably, Pikotaro has jumped the shark. But that’s not really right, because stage personas like Pikotaro’s are pretty much created to … Continue reading

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Ding Dong, It’s Freek De Jonge

Hello, readers! Now that it’s September, we move from Olympic Games back to funny names. And the winner winner (chicken dinner) for Freaky Friday’s funny name is Freek de Jonge, the Dutch cabaret performer and writer. Yes, you heard right, folks! Freek it … Continue reading

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Zero Mostel

Greetings funny names fans. Today we’re traveling in the “Not-so-way-back-machine” to a time when the world was in black and white, if you watched television, to visit with one of the greatest comedians of the 20th century. Born Samuel Joel … Continue reading

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