Spike was part of the Goon Show gang, he's great.
These days I mostly find the English (expanded definition) merely funny like, "ummmmm . . ." But they can be funny "ha! ha!" too, and often.
You should Google Spike, I just did. As it happens, in spite of being a famous, well loved and funny-as-hell "English" comedian, and in spite of his having spent six years in the British military, they found him insufficiently British and refused his passport application. How ungrateful was that? He got an Irish passport instead, based on having one Irish parent.
Well, whatever, dude brought the funny, that's for sure, and thanks to the YouTube folks for allowing us all to enjoy his work.