16 April 1918 - 27 February 2002
Spike Milligan was an Irish-British comedian, writer, and poet. He is best known as a founding member of the comedy group The Goons, which revolutionized British comedy in the 1950s and 60s. Milligan's comedy was marked by its surreal and absurd humor, and his writing was similarly unconventional. In addition to his comedy work, Milligan wrote several volumes of poetry, including "Silly Verse for Kids" and "Where Did You Get That Hat?" His poetry is characterized by its wit, playfulness, and childlike charm, and has been praised for its ability to appeal to both children and adults. Milligan remains one of the most influential comedians and writers of his time, and his work continues to be celebrated and enjoyed today.