Les Dawson Show Classic TV Show
Following Sez Les this was the series that confirmed Les Dawson's fame as one of TV's most consistently hilarious comedians. Bad piano playing, nosey neighbours and great stand up routines show just what a prolific comedy talent Dawson was.
Les Dawson Show Fan Tributes16 shaun from surrey: i was on fast friends and les was so funny a true legend
15 Blake Devall from Cheshire: I grew up when Les was on tv the most and enjoyed his take on life and deadpan humour. He did 'My favourite things' where he talked to Roy Plumley in about 1984,it was the best insight into the man and very funny too.
14 brian wheatley from sunderland : I have been searching for a sketch where Les was a GP and Ken or Peter Goodwright was the patient Les had two arms and both legs in plaster casts and the patient had just pricked his finger what transpired was hilarious.
13 Mel Hazell from New Forest: I met Les in the New Forest when he did a sketch about cycling and quenching one's thirst whilst doing so, and I was the lead rider of the New Forest Cycling Club for the comedy sketch. Les was just the same off the camera as on it and gave us all a very amusing time as he exchanged banter with us. I would like to have a copy of that comedy sketch if someone would be kind enough to help me find it, because it was such a great day with Les and one to remember.
Best regards, Mel Hazell
12 Sue from Liverpool: I loved the woman character he played, along with Roy Barraclough. What were their names again? He definately modelled that lady on my beloved Grandmother! He obviously paid attention to real life characters. That's what makes him so funny. I don't like to use the word 'comic genius' often because it is overused, but I think we might have one in Les Dawson.
11 Nic from London: My favourite bits were when he played the paino and told the funniest stories ever!
ahhh I love that. I miss his style and jokes....
10 Rob Corbett from Kidderminster: Comedy and the nation misses you Les. I would love to have a transcript of the monologue which contained something like 'the stars were festooned like spangles across the sky'I know that's not correct but should be recognisable if anybody has a copy of that piece. Thanks Rob Corbett
9 ross from england: He was a fantastic comedian who always enjoyed a laugh. He was a good performer and he was brilliant on Blankety Blank. God Bless Les
8 Francis Hyland from Durham (currently Florida): My name is Francis Hyland. I was on one of the first tapings of Fast Friends with Les Dawson. He was a truely wonderful man! Very kind and approachable. And naturally funny!
7 Brian Carey from Stockport: I had the great pleasure of knowing Les before he found fame. I was a teenager and my family had a cafe near a club where Les was appearing for a week. He would come and join us between shows and tell us about his life and family. He was on the verge of giving up the business and remain a salesman of electrical goods, but my brother urged him to keep trying.
6 DAMIAN EDWARDS from ENGLAND: A GREAT MAN TO THE NATION
ESPECIALLY ON A TV TEASER
CALLED FAST FRIENDS
5 Ken Harrison from Christchurch Dorset: Re. query from Stan Godfrey of Nottingham (No.5). I remember comedian Rob Wilton doing a monologue which included the lines:-
"He said 'Can you swim? I said 'Swim?. He said 'Yes'. I said 'Who? He said 'You'. I said 'Me?' He said 'Yes'. I said 'No'.
Does this help, Stan?
4 Steve Godfrey from Nottingham: I remember Lez reciting a Stanley Holloway style poem about abandoning ship and a process of elimination for places in the life boat. It had a strap line that went something like, 'I said who, he said you, I said me'? I dearly wish I could recall the title and get a copy of this. Can anyone help?
3 Jim Brazendale from Leeds: I simply believe that Les captured the hearts of so many with the smiling face of truth in all its glory. He was a man, a legend and an inspiration to all. He is dearly missed from our screens. His past shows are not on t.v. enough.
2 Esther Leslie from London: Fantastic 'oldstyle' multitalented entertainer - surrealist humour - hilarious even simply to look at. Tinge of sadness in the hilarity, as with all classic comedy.
1 Robert Charles Winter from Huntingdon: A great comedian and raconteur,with a variety of different ways of providing his unique brand of humour and no bad language or racism, Les i miss you
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