What is tsukkomi?

Some articles on tsukkomi:

Summers (owarai) - Otake and Mimura
... As the tsukkomi of the group, Mimura is also known to perform tsukkomi on himself, and was given the nickname "Kantō's #1 Tsukkomi King" ...
Glossary Of Owarai Terms - Glossary - Tsukkomi
... 突っ込み (tsukkomi) ... The tsukkomi is generally the smarter and more reasonable of the unit, and will criticize, verbally and physically abuse, and generally rail at the boke for their ... A typical tsukkomi often slaps the boke on the back of the head, an action always accompanied by an intentionally cheesy slapping sound effect ...
Yasuda Dai Circus - The Jokes
... Dōn, dōn, dōn! Nori-tsukkomi! Daiseikō! (どーん!どーん!どーん! 乗り突っ込み! 大成功!!) ... This chant, basically meaning "Boom, boom, boom! Self-tsukkomi! Big success!" refers to the way that the group often sets up their own jokes in a very obvious manner a silly process called nori-t ...
Glossary Of Owarai Terms - Glossary - Boke
... simple-minded" member of an owarai kombi ("tsukkomi and boke", or vice versa) that receives most of the verbal and physical abuse from the "smart" tsukkomi ... The tsukkomi (突っ込み) refers to the role the second comedian plays in "butting in" and correcting the boke's errors ... It is common for tsukkomi to berate boke and hit them on the head with a swift smack traditionally, tsukkomi often carried a fan as a multi-purpose prop ...
Audrey (owarai) - Biography
... midoru?) in 2000, Kasuga initially was the tsukkomi and Wakabayashi the boke ... is "junk" (ポンコツ, ponkotsu?) as a tsukkomi, and that he had "better look for another mate" ... manzai performed by Audrey is characterized by Kasuga's trying to shoot tsukkomi but each time turning out to be terribly off-the-line boke ...