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Les Dawson's Joke Book

Publication Date: 03/11/2012

Price: £4.99

ISBN: 9781843179887

Categories: Uncategorized

About the Book

About the Author

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.


  • 'A timely reminder of the Blankety Blank host's gift for the absurd one-liner', The Guardian
  • 'A compilation of the greatest jokes, collected by his wife Tracy and daughter Charlotte, reveals both sides of this comedy personality, the broad stand-up comedian and the sharp-tongued wit.', Daily Mail
  • 'Every classic is here from the 'take my mother-in-law' jokes to cheeky limericks and sketches along with exclusive extracts from his personal journals', Yours magazine
  • 'Dawson's wife and daughter collect the best of the late comedian's jokes', The Bookseller
  • 'A veritable treasury of Les's unique reflections on mothers-in-law, old age, doctors and chiropodists', Daily Mail
  • 'Full of warmth, fun and laughter, this book is a must-have for any fan of Les Dawson and the perfect gift for joke lovers young and old', Lancashire Evening Post
  • 'Features a selection of Les's classic gags, one liners and limericks, along with extracts from personal journals', The Gazette (Blackpool)