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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 comedian, satirist, and actor.He was best known for his observational comedy.

Initially becoming known in Australia in 1963 and 1964, Allen made regular television appearances in the United Kingdom from the late 1960s until the mid-1980s.

The BBC aired his Dave Allen Show from 1971 to 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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