Gerard Hoffnung was not only a gifted cartoonist but also a ground-breaking musician, best known for his wildly humorous concerts at the Royal Festival Hall - which featured such bizarre compositions as a concerto for three vacuum cleaners and an electric floor polisher.
Here, in a selection of interviews and speeches, Hoffnung talks about his life of hilarity with all the gravity and seriousness he can muster.
In the Charles Richardson interviews from Saturday Night on the Light, Hoffnung reveals many facets of his personal life, from his pet octopus to his hobby of hunting people who hunt. He also recounts the tale of his former housekeeper, a hedgehog and a lavatory brush.
He tells the famous bricklayer story in his Oxford Union speech and talks about his early life, his interest in film and, of course, his undying love of music.
An absolute must for all Hoffnung fans.
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