The Sit Down Stand Up

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20050118

Paul Jackson delves into the remarkable life of Dave Allen, the stand-up comic famous for sitting down, and the man still revered by many as the godfather of comedy.

Drawing on the rich archive that exists of Dave Allen's work and blending it with interviews with the comedian himself and those who have worked with him and been influenced by him, Paul Jackson attempts to learn more about the man behind the shaggy dog story and the sharp tongue.