Hitler Was My Mother In Law by Les DawsonLes Dawson (2 February 1931 – 10 June 1993) was a popular English comedian, remembered for his deadpan style, curmudgeonly persona and jokes about his mother-in-law and wife.
Raised in the Collyhurst district of Manchester, Dawson began his entertainment career as a pianist in a Parisian brothel (according to his entertaining but factually unreliable autobiography). As a club pianist (I finally heard some applause from a bald man and said thank you for clapping me and he said Im not clapping - Im slapping me head to keep awake), he was to find that he got laughs by playing wrong notes and complaining to the audience. He made his television debut on the talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1967 and became a prominent comic on British television for the rest of his life.
Dawson wrote many novels but was always regarded solely as an entertainer in the public imagination, and this saddened him. He told his second wife, Tracey, Always remind them - I was a writer too.
Having broken his jaw in a boxing match, Dawson was able to pull grotesque faces by pulling his jaw over his upper lip. This incident is described in the first volume of Dawsons autobiography A Clown Too Many.
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Modern comedians are shunning the tried-and-tested pop at the wive's mothers for more relevant material in a bid to keep their audiences rolling in the aisles. They claim audiences are bored with mother-in-law jokes and believe they have become outdated - even though Dawson once famously said: ''The wife's Mother said, "When you're dead, I'll dance in your grave. Now a men's wedding website dedicated to helping grooms, best men and fathers-of-the-bride cope with the pressures of the big day, have comissioned a new horde of rib-tickling jokes to keep us entertained. Andrew Shannahan editor of www. We run a men's wedding website so al lof our readers are men getting married or best men, father of the bride etc.
I was sat at the bottom of the garden a week ago, smoking a reflective cheroot, thinking about this and that - mostly that, and I just happened to glance at the night sky and I marvelled at the millions of stars glistening like pieces of quicksilver thrown carelessly onto black velvet. In awe I watched the waxen moon ride across the zenith of the heavens like an amber chariot towards the void of infinite space wherein the tethered bolts of Jupiter and Mars hang forever in their orbital majesty; and as I looked at all this, I thought, 'I must put a roof on this lavatory. My wife is a sex object - every time I ask for sex, she objects. The mother-in-law came round last week. It was absolutely pouring down.
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I fell off the fire. She told me it was her 30th birthday. So I put thirty candles on her cake arranged in the shape of a question mark.
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Leslie Dawson Jr. His first job was in the parcels department of the Manchester Co-op. Before his fame Dawson wrote poetry and kept it secret. It was not expected that someone of his working class background would have literary ambitions. In a BBC Television documentary, he spoke of his love for canonical figures in English literature , in particular the 19th century essayist Charles Lamb , whose florid style influenced Dawson's. Dawson claimed in his autobiography that he began entertaining as a pianist in a Parisian brothel.