Second banana is the sidekick to a funny person on a comedy team who is serious, in contrast to the funny person.noun
An example of second banana is Bill Murray in Kingpin.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a performer in show business, esp. burlesque, who plays a subordinate role, as straight man, to the top banana, or star comedian
- any person in a subordinate, often servile, position
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- One, such as an assistant or deputy, who is subordinate to another.
- One who serves as the straight man opposite the leading comedian in a burlesque.