Comedy show by Irish comedian
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Dave Allen ...
 Himself (33 episodes, 1971-1979)
Michael Sharvell-Martin
(33 episodes, 1971-1979)
Jacqueline Clarke
(26 episodes, 1971-1978)
Ronnie Brody
(26 episodes, 1971-1978)
Robert East
(20 episodes, 1973-1979)
Peter Hawkins
(19 episodes, 1972-1978)
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Comedy show by Irish comedian

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Dave Allen: [smiling] The Irish are very good at populating other countries, in more ways than one. So for all you know, you might be laughing at your brother.
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Featured in Seriously Funny: An Argument for Comedy (1996) See more »

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So underrated - even by people who like him!
11 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Nice review from Rosabel - but it does seem that people from north America have a distorted view of Dave Allen. Yes, he started out telling traditional jokes, but his material evolved over the years and became increasingly observational, drawing on his own life. He was probably the first comedian to say on British television "Have you ever noticed that...?" Much as you may dislike modern comedians, he was a major influence on them - whether they realise it or not. He was certainly unique in that he straddled that gap between old and new. As for Benny Hill - it's an insult to Dave to even mention him in the same sentence. Dave was gentle - but he could be savage too, and his targets were usually people who deserved it. Much missed for his integrity and compassion. And for being funny!


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