Max Miller toby jug modeled by Andy Moss and produced by Peggy Davies Ceramics for Kevin Francis Ceramics of Stoke-on-Trent, England, as the 1999 Guild issue. Thomas Henry Sargent (1894 - 1963), known professionally by his stage name Max Miller and billed as The Cheeky Chappie, was an English comedian often considered the greatest stand-up of his generation. At the outbreak of the First World War, he volunteered for the army. During his time in the forces, he started a troupe concert party. On leaving the army, he took up work as a light comedian, dancer, and singer. He toured extensively, and by the early 1930s reached the top of the bill in the large music halls including the London Palladium. He recorded many songs, appeared frequently on radio, and starred in fourteen feature films. He was known for his flamboyant suits, his wicked charm, and his risque jokes often leading to difficulties with the censors.