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Dave Allen

Irish comedian

Died when: 68 years 247 days (824 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

Dave Allen

David Tynan O'Mahony (6 July 1936 – 10 March 2005), known professionally as Dave Allen, was an Irish observational comedian and satirist.Initially becoming known in Australia during 1963–64, Allen made regular television appearances in the United Kingdom from the later 1960s and until the mid-1980s.

The BBC aired his Dave Allen Show 1971–1986, which was also exported to several other European countries.He had a major resurgence during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

At the height of his career he was Ireland's most controversial comedian, regularly provoking indignation by highlighting political hypocrisy and showing disdain for religious authority.

His television shows were broadcast in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Yugoslavia, Australia and New Zealand.


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