Sunday, 13 December 2009

Les Dawson Is Superflop

Just a quickie. Les Dawson, for the benefit of our american viewers, was a TV comedian in the '70's and '80's, much given to one-liners regarding his horrific Mother-In-Law. Although basically a stand-up, he had loads of sketch shows on the BBC, including a not very funny one where he went into his garden shed to change into a lame superhero called ( oh the hilarity ) Superflop. None of which would concern us, were it not for the fact that, like most other comedians of the time, he got his own strip in Look-In, drawn by none other than the great Brian Lewis! Yep, Brian 'House Of Horror / Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires' Lewis. This strip isn't even remotely amusing, but it is, like all of Lewis' work, absolutely perfectly illustrated. Wish I could see more of his humour work.

1 comment:

  1. The 'Superflop' sketches were a part of the fifth season of the I.T.V. show 'Sez Les' ( now on D.V.D. ). The comic strip made an important change - Dawson's occupation was roadsweeper, but on television he was a lavatory attendent. The main joke was that he was a useless superhero, rather like David Jason's 'Captain Fantastic'.