* Central to the style of comedy team ''Radio/BobAndRay''. As neither was a classic StraightMan, they played point/counterpoint between this and the CloudCuckoolander instead.
* ''Radio/TheGoonShow'': Hercules Grytpype-Thynne fills this role, not that this is particularly difficult.
* ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'': At the start of the show, The Professor is the only major character who isn't completely incompetent and/or a vicious sadist. [[spoiler:After he leaves, Edith takes his place]].