Various Artists: The Bricklayer & More Comedy Sketches (CD)
Hoffnung’s immortal The Bricklayer and French Widows plus hits by Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren, Tony Hancock, Bob Newhart, Tom Lehrer, Peter Cook, Kenneth Williams et al.
Gerard Hoffnung was a true original, in his brief 34 years he negotiated careers as a schoolmaster, cartoonist, music festival organizer, exhibited painter and tuba player, produced five best-selling books of humorous drawings about music and become an accomplished raconteur and broadcaster. We sample a brace of his immortals in The Bricklayer and French Widows, both from his speech to the Oxford Union'.(J.Tracy)
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