Renowned Comedian and Corporate MC
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Alan Committie is one of South Africa’s leading award-winning comic performers. He treads international waters regularly including hosting a South African comedy festival at the Leicester Square theatre from 2014 to 2017. He has performed in two London Pantomimes, headlined at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles and performed on New York comedy stages.
As a producer, director, writer and performer, his first love has always been theatre but he has worked extensively in television and radio too.
Although he studied as an actor, he is best known for starring in and writing his 25 stand-up based one-man shows over the last quarter of a century, including: Live and Let Laugh, Apocolaughs Now, The Lying King, Planet Mirth, Love Factually, The Sound of Laughter and numerous others.
But Committie is also remembered for his starring role in the long running Broadway hit show Defending The Caveman (over 974 performances across South Africa)
In 2023 Alan Committie was inducted into the Comics Choice Awards HALL OF FAME for his career in comedy.
Straight theatre performances include the lead roles in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Producers, Richard III, Oleanna, Noises off, The Merry Widow, Little Shop of Horrors and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.
Committie has also directed numerous theatre projects including The Outlaw Muckridge, Offbeat Broadway, The Play that goes Wrong, The Comics Choice Awards and Not the Midnight Mass: 21 years
He is considered one of South Africa’s most skilled Master of Ceremonies and has hosted numerous Fleur du Cap, Naledi and SAFTA award shows as well as being the host of the Sunday Times Top 100 companies awards dinner 6 years in a row.
Television credits include a lead role in Recipes for love and Murder (MNET) , a recurring role in the sketch show Laugh Out Loud (MNET), show-runner, writer and star of Van Der Walt’s Fault (MNET) and co-creator and writer of Those Who Can’t (SABC 3)
Committie received two Fleur de Cap best actor awards for Richard III and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and two Naledi theatre Awards for best comic performance for Stressed to Kill and Live and Let Laugh respectively.
He also has a South African Film and Television award (SAFTA) for best supporting actor in Laugh Out Loud.
Alan has appeared in numerous stand-up festivals including hosting the Jive International Cape Town Funny Festival for 12 of the 16 years it’s been presented.