Bud Abbott : BUD ABBOTT - GREATEST STRAIGHT MAN EVER

BUD ABBOTT - GREATEST STRAIGHT MAN EVER

Being a fan of great classic comedies, often over looked are the straight men,
but they are so important to the comedy team and without them many great comedians would have failed...

Bud Abbott is (in my opinion) the GREATEST straight man ever,

Dean Martin was great also...


Re: BUD ABBOTT - GREATEST STRAIGHT MAN EVER

He was, and pretty handsome looking too. No, I'm not gay. Too bad he wasn't given more work after Lou passed on but he did do some stuff.

Re: BUD ABBOTT - GREATEST STRAIGHT MAN EVER

Bud's great - but Ernie Wise was the best ever straight man.

Re: BUD ABBOTT - GREATEST STRAIGHT MAN EVER

Groucho Marx called Bud Abbott the greatest straight man who ever lived.

I think that Bud Abbott (like George Burns) was more than just a straight man. Abbott added a lot of class to the team.

Re: BUD ABBOTT - RIP

Warm fond memories of a classic talent;


All fans miss the comedy you and the zany Costello provided

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Abbott was more than a straight man. I would imagine a straight man would be rather dull and boring. Abbott was anything but. He was a wiseguy, a con man and a coward as well. His routines with Costello were genius.

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Abbott was more than a straight man. I would imagine a straight man would be rather dull and boring. Abbott was anything but. He was a wiseguy, a con man and a coward as well. His routines with Costello were genius.


I agree. In fact, Bud was funny in his own right.

No blah, blah, blah!

Re: BUD ABBOTT - GREATEST STRAIGHT MAN EVER

I agree with that. Bud was great, and Lou was his perfect foil.
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