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And he actually liked his mother in law.
on 6 May 2015
A well written insight into the life of one of my favourite comics. How any of the comedians of his era kept going, with the treatment they got in the northern clubs and digs beats me. The modern variety wouldn't last long. I observed it first hand in the 70's, when I drove a coachload of footballers from Staines to Osset for a match. The evening we arrived saw us going to Batley Variety Club. I watched in awe as, halfway through Colin Cromptons' act, the bingo started. Apparently it was nothing unusual. Les Dawson fought his way through that era, with its dirt, smog and poverty, and became a top flight entertainer. You have to read bits of it twice, to fully understand what he went through. A very good read, and a lesson in perseverance.