Television TV

Dave Allen at Large

Dave Allen was a top comedian who sat on a stool, sometimes smoking and sometimes drinking what he had us believe was whiskey. The jokes (many of which would now be considered extremely politically incorrect) were interspersed with sketches - and his show had a very high "laughs per minute rate".

Dave had an uncanny ability to see the humour in very ordinary situations. I particularly liked with way he finished each show with, "Goodnight, and may your God go with you."


Contributors to this article:

Do You Remember Dave Allen at Large?

Do You Remember Dave Allen at Large?

  • Anonymous user
    on
    He was fantastic! Yes, definitely not PC, but a darn good show. I recall a sketch where it's set in Victorian London, he's dressed in evening dress, and there's the view of a ladies shoes, running, Dave is looking backwards and the running gets quicker, in the end we see it's him wearing the shoes. Has to be seen to be appreciated.
  • InGen
    on
    The late, great, Dave Allen. I remember his "Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well... he was a miserable bas**rd." sketch.
  • fbatkin
    on
    Anyone else remember his last words on the show? "Goodnight, and may your god go with you".
  • Anonymous user
    on
    dave allen (r.i.p) was so cool...spoke his mind...did nt give stuff for political correctness....good man.