Usually the straight guy/gal and the the comic team up as the standard formula for the 'Comedic Duo'.... some below do break that mold.
Hard to list this to how I want due to not being able to list both at the same time.
Stan Laurel came from a theatrical family, his father was an actor and theatre manager, and he made his stage debut at the age of 16 at Pickard's Museum, Glasgow. He traveled with Fred Karno
's vaudeville company to the United States in 1910 and again in 1913. While with that company he was Charles Chaplin
“ My all time favourite duo... Stan Laurel with the irrepressible Oliver Hardy.....
Laurel & Hardy
"Another fine mess you've got us into!" ” - siit
“ ... and Griff Rhys Jones are;
Smith and Jones ” - siit
“ ... and Norman Pace are;
Hale and Pace. ” - siit
“ ... and Frank Woodley are;
Lano and Woodley. ” - siit
Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson
has characterised her friend as "90 percent gay...
“ ... and Hugh Laurie are:
Fry and Laurie ” - siit
“ ... and Jennifer Saunders are;
French and Saunders. ” - siit
“ ... and Ernie Wise are;
Morecambe and Wise ” - siit
Ronnie Barker's remarkable versatility as a performer can be traced back to his time in repertory theatre, where he was able to play a wide range of roles and develop his talent for accents, voices and verbal dexterity. It was during this time that he met Glenn Melvyn
, who taught him how to stammer (something he would later use to great effect in the sitcom Open All Hours
“ ... and Ronnie Corbett are;
The Two Ronnies ” - siit
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Jeanne (Baer) and William J. Silberman, who manufactured miniature whiskey and beer bottles. His father was a Russian Jewish immigrant, while his Illinois-born mother was of Russian Jewish descent. Wilder caught his first big break playing...
“ ... and Richard Pryor
As a team they made quite a few buddy movies in the 80's. ” - siit
Long acknowledged as one of the best "straight men" in the business, Bud Abbott was born William Alexander Abbott in Asbury Park, New Jersey, to Rae (Fisher) and Harry Abbott, who had both worked for the Barnum and Bailey Circus. He himself worked in carnivals while still a child and dropped out of school in 1909...
“ ... and Lou Costello are;
Abbot and Costello ” - siit