Welcome to ComedyNerd, Cracked's new deep dive series on funny business. Today's topic: comedy noms de plume. (Also, the ComedyNerd newsletter launches September 30. Sign up here.)

Stage names are hardly uncommon in show biz, but here are 10 with the most interesting origin stories:

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