Pompey Bum is Mistress Overdone’s bartender, and helps her in her pimping.
He speaks a great deal and can almost talk his way out of risky situations simply by gabbling on so much that he wears out his listener. Though sent off with only a warning from Escalus the first time he is arrested for being a pimp, he returns immediately to his trade. He believes Lucio to be a genuine friend of his. He accepts to become an executioner’s assistant to gain his freedom, and is amused to recognize almost everyone imprisoned as former clients of Mistress Overdone’s. He is a fellow with a large rear end.