The first-ever joke book from one of the UK's best-loved comedians, Les Dawson's Joke Book is a must for any fan of this perennially popular comedian. Collecting together the highlights of his 26-year career across radio and television, from his early days on Opportunity Knocks to Cissie and Ada. A lover of language, Les was a secret poet and was fond of high culture, often undercutting his own admiration of the art forms for comic effect. The book includes examples of all his most famous sketches, comic come-backs and stand-up routines. From working-class roots to a comedian beloved by millions, Les Dawson's Joke Book is a celebration of Les's humour at its very best, compiled from his personal archive by his wife and daughter, it is the must-have for any fan.
Les Dawson (1931-1993) was a popular English comedian who had a fantastically successful career across radio and television. His shows included the eponymous The Dawson Watch, The Les Dawson Show and Dawson's Weekly, as well as - of course - the quiz show Blankety Blank. He was included in The Comedian's Comedian, a 2005 Channel 4 documentary, which listed the top 50 comedians of all time, as voted for by fellow comedians and showbiz insiders.