Thief that I am, I have stolen this from Fruit Cake. It deserves to be spread widely. Gerard Hoffnung was born in Berlin to Jewish parents and attended school in England where initially because of the war, he remained. He had the finest sense of timing of any comedian I have ever heard, as this piece recorded in 1958 illustrates perfectly. If you don't laugh, you are a misery.
The Bricklayer's Lament.