ony Hancock was one of the funniest and best loved comedians that Britain has ever produced. In the Hancock’s Half Hour TV and Radio Series he became the most successful comedy performer of his generation by playing an exaggerated version of himself. Frustrated, deluded, pompous, ineffectual, and very, very funny. Decades before Alan Partridge or David Brent were even thought of, he perfected the character of the nobody who thinks he’s a somebody. Long before Seinfeld was created, Hancock’s Half Hour was the original show about nothing. Satirizing the venality of every day life and the petty obsessions with its central characters. It is well known that his career was marred by a self-destructive streek, by alcoholism and a desire for total control that lead him to sack his co-stars, writers, his agent and ultimately himself by taking his own life at the age of just forty-four. Here on Jammy Toast we have decided to celebrate his genius and not his fallibility.