Related Information for Flanagan & Allen Bud Flanagan (1896 - 1968) and Chesney Allen (1893 - 1982) were a British singing and comedy double act popular during World War II. They were first paired in a Florrie Forde revue, and were booked by Val Parnell to appear at the Holborn Empire in 1926.As music hall comedians, they would often feature a mixture of comedy and music in their act; this led to a successful recording career as a duo and roles in film and television. Flanagan and Allen were both also members of The Crazy Gang and work.. read more