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David Allen(David Tynan O’Mahony, 1936 – 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.

Allen’s career 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 at his frequent highlighting of political hypocrisy and his disdain for religious authority.

Allen’s television shows were also broadcast in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, former Yugoslavia, Australia and New Zealand.

Highly regarded in Britain, Allen’s comic technique and style had a lasting influence on many young British comedians.

Allen’s targets were often figures of authority, his style was…

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