I hadn't really heard of him before.... but I saw some of his clips on youtube recently. Good stuff.
Hmmm. There's a clip that I've been telling people about for ages, but I could never remember who it was..... I now think it might have been him.
Basically, he's an army officer, giving a briefing on the situation in some battle. He's standing in front of a chart showing the disposition of friendly and enemy forces. He's talking about this chart, and he turns to it and says something like "and we expect the enemy to break through here" (pointing at a point on the chart)......... at which point the barrel of the gun on an enemy tank bursts through the chart at the point he was pointing to.
That sounds like a Monty Python skit! Or maybe Kids in the Hall. Dave Allen was brilliant. He used to sit on a stool, drink whiskey, and smoke while he told hilarious stories. He was also missing part of one of his index fingers, so he would *accidentally* flip people off frequently...