One of George Wallace's more popular sketches, this tale is a variation on the biblical story. '[It] loses some of its appeal when set down on paper', notes Katrina J. Bard, 'but, told in [Wallace's] imitation of a country yokel while sporting a check shirt, a pair of old trousers worn low under his portly stomach and a battered hat, the comedy apparently reasserts itself' (p.74).
As an 'under-the-weather husband returning home to face an irate wife', George Wallace performs a number of comedy drunk routines in the staged version of this sketch. An argument eventually ensues (after the pair retire to bed), when the wife thinks she hears a burglar.
In a review of the the April 1931 staging at Brisbane's Theatre Royal, the Telegraph's theatre critic wrote: 'A sketch entitled "Oh! What a Night," reveals George Wallace as a drunken husband, who gels into complications by hitting his neighbour's wife on the head in mistake for a burglar. Phil Baker makes an attractive wife and Jack Ashworth a ludicrously foolish policeman' (p.3)