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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2019, 02:38:38 PM »
I would have been the legendary Wayne King if I changed my name when my mother remarried.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2019, 02:53:34 PM »
On a trade magazine, I once subbed an article featuring a Granville Clutterbuck.

Had to check twice that the byline wasn't Roy Clarke.

And once sifted through a pile of CVs in which Susan Topless swiftly rose to the top of the pile.

I used to work with a sub by the name of Tim Barr.

That poor man, imagine the tedious deluge of lumberjack jokes he's had to put up with throughout his life.

I internally bellowed his name, Paul Bunyan style, whenever his name cropped up on my screen. I'm not proud of that.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2019, 03:09:26 PM »
Bambos Charalambous sounds like a peripheral character from a Matt Berry vehicle.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2019, 03:17:40 PM »
I would have been the legendary Wayne King if I changed my name when my mother remarried.

My surname isn't King, or Carr, but, apropos of your post, my mum wanted to call me Wayne.  My dad put his foot down and refused.  So I'm not called Wayne.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2019, 03:25:23 PM »
A friend of mine worked in a British branch of a German company. One of the guys he regularly dealt with was called Berndt Ratz.

He also tried to convince me there was a guy with the surname of Dreier who was known in the UK office as "hairdryer" but I was having none of it.

West Brom did use to have a Swiss International called Bernt Haas.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2019, 03:26:52 PM »
Regular customer at an old workplace was called Harri Parri, and I had to hide under the counter first time he came in as I couldn't stop laughing. Dunno why but the 'i's make it funnier than if it was Harry Parry.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2019, 03:30:52 PM »
A mates wife claims she used to work with someone called Fanny Pong.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2019, 04:11:22 PM »
I used to work with a bloke called Michael Cunt

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2019, 04:28:55 PM »
I was going through an old notebook and found that I'd written TIM FOYLE in massive letters, but I can't remember if it's a name I came across in the wild or made up.

My friend went to school with Hugh Cumber.

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« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2019, 04:34:36 PM »
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« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2019, 05:13:11 PM »
Sophia Money-Coutts is a Telegraph society columnist.

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Remembered that awesome clown comic with the rather average comedy name of Doctor Brown has the awesome real life not used for comedy name of Phil Burgers. Imagine being a funny man and being called Phil Burgers and not using your real name as your act.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2019, 05:37:49 PM »
I went to school with a farm lad called Aeneas Ball.
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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2019, 05:38:38 PM »
Remembered that awesome clown comic with the rather average comedy name of Doctor Brown has the awesome real life not used for comedy name of Phil Burgers. Imagine being a funny man and being called Phil Burgers and not using your real name as your act.

You'd think a stripper who's real name was Heather Sweet wouldn't need to change it, but Dita Von Teese it is.


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« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2019, 05:42:19 PM »
About the only thing I remember from my work experience in an accounting office is doing some copy-pasting and spotting a client named Fook Yao.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #44 on: July 10, 2019, 05:46:44 PM »
Then there is this guy. Not only does he himself have an astonishing name, his ex-wife is called Gay Simplot.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #45 on: July 10, 2019, 06:05:13 PM »
We had a customer many years ago called Mr Jutley-Shorthose, who I always pictured as a Mr Cholmondley-Warner type.   

I had a customer today whose first name was Supaporn. 

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #46 on: July 10, 2019, 06:08:24 PM »
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« Reply #47 on: July 10, 2019, 06:15:33 PM »
I had a customer today whose first name was Supaporn.

My girlfriend worked with someone named Porntrip for a while. Rather amusingly this person was employed by the Thai tourist board.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #48 on: July 10, 2019, 07:05:53 PM »
My standard entries, some of which will have been seen by some of you up to four times before, apparently, but some new ones too... all from memory though, maybe parents are more aware these days (or I'm less of an immature dickhead) but I've not met anybody with a silly name since the nineties.  Perhaps I'm just not getting out very much.

ANYWAY:

My first partner went to school with a lad called Ross Knockles and a girl who was a genuine Annette Curtin.  Her headmaster rejoiced in the supremely Carry On-esque name of Sid Bottoms.

Our then-next-door-neighbour's daughter went to school with a Jenna Taylor.  I met her once; she had a helluva attitude on her, and who could blame her?

I saw some pretty stupid looking ones when I used to do international technical support, but I expect that in their own countries they looked quite sensible.  The only one that sticks in my mind twenty years later is Hosny Refaat, from Egypt as I recall.  Not that impressive really.

There used to be a guy in the Cambridge phonebook called I. Wanko.  Hilariously, the same ex- as above started working with him a couple of years after we discovered this... turned out it was a typo, he was actually called "Micky Iwanko".  Polish origin, apparently.

My German teacher was called Mr Hunt.  Yes, his initial was "M".  There was a reason that -- unlike all the other teachers -- we never found out what his first name was until the Upper Sixth, when the caretaker accidentally left the staff contact list on view through the window of his cabin.

Cue an afternoon of us reverting to second-years walking round going "Has anyone seen Mike Hunt anywhere?"


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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2019, 07:36:37 PM »
I used to work with a sub by the name of Tim Barr.

That poor man, imagine the tedious deluge of lumberjack jokes he's had to put up with throughout his life.

I internally bellowed his name, Paul Bunyan style, whenever his name cropped up on my screen. I'm not proud of that.

I used to work with an Andy Partridge. Not the XTC one. Another Andy Partridge. One Christmas I had a great original comedic thought and went: "Andy Partridge in a pear tree,'' expecting bellowing laughter from everyone. Instead there was total silence apart from the man himself who looked at me contemptuously and went: ''Every fucking year...''

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« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2019, 07:43:31 PM »

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #53 on: July 10, 2019, 08:24:25 PM »
I spent about 10 minutes laughing at the name of an athlete I saw on the telly last year, the one and only Marvin Popoola.

Then I promptly #cancelled myself.

(It turns out it's pronounced Poh-poh-ler, not Poo-poo-lah)

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #54 on: July 11, 2019, 12:23:11 AM »


Is that the work of Ricky Gervais picking on Karl Pilkington again?

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2019, 12:28:22 AM »
The best name I ever met was Freddie Bendaman.

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« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2019, 12:56:32 AM »
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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #57 on: July 11, 2019, 01:21:51 AM »

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #58 on: July 11, 2019, 05:06:29 AM »
My friend says she works with someone whose first name is Rhonda and surname is Hadorn. How many people do you know with anagrammatic names? Do you think her parents knew?

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Preserved Fish (July 3, 1766 – July 23, 1846) was a prominent New York City shipping merchant [...] His father, a blacksmith, and grandfather were also named Preserved Fish.


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