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Alan Committie | Comedian

Alan Committie
  • Cape Town

About:  Alan Committie | Comedian


Alan Committie is known as one of South Africa’s leading comics.

He is a character comedian, stand-up comic, actor, director, writer, producer, Master of Ceremonies and even a fully qualified high school teacher!

He freelances around the country and is best known for his comic one man shows: ‘Stressed to Kill’, ‘One Man’, ‘One Remote’, ‘TV or not TV’, ‘The Clown Jewels parts I and II’, ‘Titanic on Ice’ and ‘Dick and Di’. STAGE WORK

Alan is currently ‘Defending the Caveman’ at theatres around the country.  He has taken over this legendary one man show which has been running in South Africa for the last 9 years and for more than 1500 shows!  Alan has received rave reviews and continues to play to full houses with this hysterical play.

Alan Committie | Comedian

He also received the 2005 Fleur De Cap nomination for Best Comic Performance; ‘Dick and Di’ (Montecasino, Artscape Arena); ‘Titanic on Ice’ (Theatre on the Bay, Montecasino); ‘Dracula Unclotted!’ (Baxter Studio); and ‘The Clown Jewels Part I and II’ (Theatre on the Bay).

Alan Committie has performed at the ‘Stand Up South Africa Comedy Festival’ in London, UK (2002) – where he also performed ‘Dick and Di’ to great acclaim – and was part of all the ‘Smirnoff International Comedy Festivals’ (Cape Town, Durban and Jo’burg) between 1997 and 2003!

In fact, Alan Committie – Comedian MC is the only performer to have performed on every single day of the festival, across the country, between 1997 and 2003!

Other recent theatre credits include ‘De Fledermaus’, ‘Loveborg’s Women’, ‘Dracula Unclotted!’ (2004 Fleur De Cap Nomination for Best Comic Performance), ‘Bedside Manners’ (2001 Vita Nomination for Best Supporting Actor), ‘Richard III’ – the untold story of Diana’s death (2001 Vita Nomination for Best New Script and Best Comic Performance), ‘Mozart and Salieri’, ‘Annie’, ‘Noises Off’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Pump’ (a street theatre clown show) and ‘Beds on Bricks’ which ran in the West End, at the Young Vic theatre, London.

Alan has also directed a number of projects like Stuart Taylor’s one man show, Joker In the Pack’ and the 60’s tribute show, ‘69’. He was also assistant director on the award-winning Cape Town production of ‘Honk’!

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