More Real Humour

Since some of you enjoyed my post about Dave Allen the other day, here is another. This was the English comedian Les Dawson at his best. Prepare yourselves, its a long one featuring immortal characters like Sissy and Ada. 😉

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6 thoughts on “More Real Humour

  1. Where have the great variety shows gone? Les Dawson reminded me of comedic greats like Rodney Dangerfield, Carol Burnette, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, George Burns & Gracie Allen. We were so prudish in the states at the time. Some of this would not have made it past the censors–for the life of me, I now, don’t know why. It wasn’t vulgar, only pointed out human foibles and there are plenty of those to laugh about.

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    • Rodney Dangerfield, Carol Burnette, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason, George Burns & Gracie Allen, all made me laugh back in New Zealand. To that list I’d add Tim Conway and Harvey Korman. 😉

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  2. The pub landlord with the sheep’s head; everyone laughed at him so he baa’d them. (Funnier when you hear him tell it.) Les Dawson was part of that mighty tradition that included the likes of Frankie Howerd and Tommy Cooper, emerging from a working class comedy circuit that seems to have been denied entrance to British television and radio these days. They’re still there, doing the rounds at Butlins and the end of Blackpool pier, but I don’t think I’ll ever see the likes of Dawson and Cooper, Morecambe and Wise on British television again. It’s as if working class comedy is no longer wanted. And it was always the funniest.

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