Stephen Leacock (1869 - 1944) is considered by many to be the Canadian counterpart to the better known American humorists Mark Twain and S.J. Perelman. In the early 20th century he was one of the most widely read authors in the English speaking world. Jack Benny and Groucho Marx considered Leacock as one of the funniest writers they had ever read.
The following sketches have been adapted from pieces in the miscellanies Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy and Further Foolishness, in which Leacock satirizes many of the social institutions of his time.
The Amazing Travels of Mr. Yarner
The Anecdotes of Dr. So and So
The Ground Floor
The Hallucination of Mr. Butt
The Reminiscences of Mr. Apricot
The Shattered Health of Mr Podge
The Spiritual Outlook of Mr. Doomer
Are the Rich Happy?