Author Topic: Real life people with comedy names.  (Read 2155 times)

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2019, 11:46:20 AM »
Bolton Wanderers had a player Isiah Rankin. Obviously the surname is a Jonathon Ross impersonator's delight but my accent tends to pronounce the first name as "I saw ya" too.



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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2019, 12:00:58 PM »
Used to be a bloke in the next office called Roger Moore, as unlike the "real" Roger Moore as you can imagine. Also had a meeting a while back with the Bond girl-named Ivana Lickova.

No idea if they got together for a mission, workshop, training, etc.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #62 on: July 12, 2019, 01:27:00 PM »
Knew a bloke called Roger Abbott once. Humourless.


Hamal Shukup, although that might've been a stage name, he was an Indian Elvis impersonator.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2019, 03:04:48 PM »
There was a security guard that worked at my place called Síd Jélly (accents added to prevent googling).  Sound bloke.  Our managing director sent out a mail in Comic Sans expressing his condolences, and the receptionist sent out a mail saying "Our thoughts are with his family (you may want to put something in about starting a book of condolence or collecting cards to pass on)."  Receptionist clearly wasn't thinking straight, but there's no need for that choice of font from the big boss.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #64 on: July 12, 2019, 08:14:38 PM »
The American singer Randy Vanwarmer is a goodun.

https://www.discogs.com/artist/277887-Randy-Vanwarmer

There's also a Republican politician called Randy Bumgardner.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2019, 01:26:53 PM »

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #66 on: July 14, 2019, 03:41:54 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.

A Malaysian chap handed me a business card bearing his name, Koo Yoo Fook, which he advised me was pronounced Ken Woo. Still puzzled about that thirty years later.

Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #67 on: July 14, 2019, 04:41:10 PM »

There's this guy, Crackers Patel from the RAC, who used to pop up on the BBC to offer driving safety advice: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-11859580/rac-snow-advice-to-drivers-on-staying-safe

I used to spend a shocking amount of time at an old job browsing the client database looking for funny names. Blanche Lard and Giuseppe Cunto were the two that stood out the most.

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Re: Real life people with comedy names.
« Reply #69 on: July 18, 2019, 02:05:56 PM »
The weird and wonderful names of Zimbabwean heavyweight boxers in the mid-80s.

Proud Kilimanjaro
Walter Ringo Starr
Jukebox Timebomb (my favourite but lost to Kilimanjaro for their domestic strap in 1985.)
Hitler the Killer (yeah you've overdone it a bit there, pal.)

Some failed miserably trying to match these, with one fighter just known as... John Fighter, plus two others called Joe Frazier and George Foreman, who may or may not have fought for the "No, Not That One" title.