Characters / The Three Stooges

Moe Howard

Larry Fine

Curly Howard

Shemp Howard

Joe Besser

Curly Joe DeRita

  • Bald of Awesome
  • Fat Idiot
  • Stage Name: Curly Joe's real name was Joseph Wardell. His stage name was initially Joe DeRita; the "Curly" was added to avoid confusion with Joe Besser.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: At least physically. When he first joined, he styled his hair like Shemp. However, when the Curly shorts returned to popularity on television, he shaved his hair to look more like him. Persona-wise, however, he wasn't as manic as Curly and had a bit more backbone, occasionally daring to talk back to Moe. note