The Rabbids Invasion - 2H Compilation 4 Jan Gas tweets about John by John, Cassette, Epitome and all the gang. 9 Jul Famed for his mother-in-law gags and curmudgeonly Northern wit, Les Dawson was one of Britain's biggest and best loved comedy stars of the s and s. Witty, a wordsmith, a talent pianist and blessed with funny bones, Dawson's humour masked a tough upbringing that he successfully overcame. 'Well,' he said, smiling at his brother, 'I suppose it's been a bit of a funny one, you could say.' 'Yeah,' agreed Les. 'It sure has. But it all worked out all right.' 'Yeah,' nodded Murray. 'It could've turned out a lot worse. That thing could have landed on Chinchilla. Sure would've stuffed up their chances in this year's grand final.