a man at one end of line of performers in a minstrel show; carries on humorous dialogue with the interlocutor
- The man walked round the corner.
- The man walked around the corner.
- Who is the man sitting in the corner?
- The man in the corner addressed himself to the husband.
- The two ran into one another naturally enough at the corner; and then came the horrible part of the thing; for the man trampled calmly over the child's body and left her screaming on the ground.