Monday, 14 June 2010

Dave Allen's Hilarious Video On 'Sperm'

Now this video clip had me rolling about with uncontrollable laughter. The man is a comic genius.

The subject today is highly unusual and I do not think the way Dave deals with this is in any way offensive.

See what you think LOL

Hope you enjoyed it.

Now you may be wondering just who is this Dave Allen that Eddie is always talking about? I've got some information about him.

Dave Allen, the irreverent and quirky Dublin-born comedian, has died at the age of 68, his agent said today. Allen, born Dave Tynan O'Mahoney in July 1936, died in his sleep at his home in west London. The cause of his death is not yet known. His relaxed and intimate style had a huge impact on British comedy, and his taboo-breaking, expletive-ridden musings on subjects such as sex and Catholicism paved the way for future generations of comedians. He became a household name in Britain in the 70s thanks to the success of his TV shows Tonight With Dave Allen and Dave Allen at Large.

Allen learned his trade the old-fashioned way, touring extensively with theatre groups and performing in nightclubs and working men's clubs. His first television break came in Australia, when his own show, Tonight With Dave Allen, was commissioned in 1963. Initially intended to run for eight weeks, its popularity was so great that it lasted 18 months. He returned to England and appeared on the ATV television show Sunday Night at the Palladium alongside the Beatles. His appearance on the Val Doonican Show in 1965 led to the BBC offering him his own show. The result, the British version of Tonight With Dave Allen, began in 1968, and its wittily engaging and informative style proved an immediate success. In 1971, BBC2 commissioned Dave Allen at Large. With a mixture of straight to camera monologues and sketches, it became one of the decade's highest-rating programmes, although satirical attacks on religion meant controversy was rarely far away. During the 70s, Allen also returned to acting, appearing on the London stage in several productions, produced documentaries for the BBC and American TV, and wrote several books.

In 1978, he appeared in an Alan Bennett play for television, and returned to live stand-up comedy with successful tours of Britain, Australia and New Zealand. In 1981, a two-week engagement at the Wilbur theatre in Boston proved less successful, with the US audiences finding the sacrilegious content of his act more difficult to stomach.His superb storytelling ability ensured that he remained on TV screens until recent years. Between 1981 and 1990, he made two series, simply entitled Dave Allen, for the BBC, and one for ITV in 1993-94. His use of a swear word on air in 1990 prompted the BBC to issue a public apology and MPs to ask questions about him in the Commons. Allen, who is survived by his wife and three children, spent recent years in semi-retirement.


  1. It is sad when one of our favorite entertainers passes on.....he is quite funny Eddie. Hope you are doing well......:-) Hugs

  2. I have only one thing to say in response to this sketch, "All's fair in love and war..." *Laughing*...Hugs, Janine

  3. Janine
    Loved your comment Janine - very witty

    Yes it is sad to lose a great performer.

  4. Quite a funny guy....I'm still thinking of the 'swimming in glue' remark! :))
    I am glad to know that you and Maria are doing well...and I hope that you have a lovely week, Eddie.

  5. Such a nice tribute to your favorite comedian, cher! And this is the funniest one, yet! lol So sorry to hear about his passing. Hugs!

  6. Wow I remember seeing Dave Allen on TV when I first visited Britain in 1977. I was at college at the time and when I told my teacher I discovered she did not like him for religious reasons! I like this style of humour, very intelligent. Really enjoy your postings.


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