If Frank Carson was watching his tribute gala in Belfast's Grand Opera House from on high last night, he probably had a quiet chuckle to himself.
For part of the proceeds of the evening will go towards funding integrated education, a subject close to his heart, and according to the most recent polls, one supported by more than 70% of the public in the province.
Frank, while alive, was a tireless campaigner for the principle of educating children together. He spanned all divisions here with his humour, but sadly such harmony is not universal, as seen all too vividly in recent times. But the legendary comic is still doing his bit to break down barriers, even from beyond the grave.