Dave Allen

Irish comedian and satirist (1936-2005)

Dave Allen (6 July 193610 March 2005) was an Irish comedian.

Dave Allen in 1968



Compilation by the BBC 11 March, 2005 [1]

  • I still think of myself as I was 25 years ago. Then I look in a mirror and see an old bastard and realise it's me.
  • I don't go out of my way to be outrageous, I just go out of my way to look at things.
  • I've stopped smoking... I think the cost was a lot of it, and not being able to breathe. I first gave up smoking when I was eight.
  • We spend our lives on the run: we get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, get up again, go to work - and then we retire. And what do they give us? A fucking clock.
  • If it's sent by ship then it's a cargo, if it's sent by road then it's a shipment.
  • I'm an Atheist...thank God.
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