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       Dave Allen

When David Tynan O’Mahoney (1936–2005), the Irish TV entertainer, was starting his career and eager for engagements he hit on one way of ensuring that his name would come high on the list of any agent’s index of available comedians – he changed it to Allen, which begins with A!

Room, A. (1981), ‘Name Stories’, Naming Names, p.71

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