Dave Allen was a comedian of Irish origin. He was a very funny guy, doing both standup and sketch comedy and I have linked to clips from his shows before. He was a master storyteller who died in 2005 at the age of 68. In May of this year they released a one-hour long documentary of his life. I discovered that he was also a serious actor and documentarian as well.
Allen attended Catholic schools but became an atheist and had a lot of fun at all the foibles and hypocrisies of the church, offending many people along the way. I was impressed at what British television was willing to show in the 1960s and 1970s. He would end his shows with “Good night and may your god go with you” which initially sounds like a standard benediction but then you realize that the inclusion of the ‘your’ makes it possible to interpret it as being quite irreverent.
Here is a compilation of some of his bits on religion.
I enjoyed watching the documentary although they could have perhaps shown a few more of the comedy bits. Here it is in its entirety.