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- Listed: October 31, 2011 10:08 am
Comedian, Masters Of Ceremony
Alan Committie is fast becoming known as one of South Africa’s leading comics. He is a character comedian, stand-up comic, actor, director, writer, producer, Master of Ceremony 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 .
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. He alternates between this show and his own stand up shows and can be seen at various theatres around the country.
Alan’s most recent shows (that he has written and starred in) are Return to Sendup! (Post Box Theatre), One Man, One Remote! (Kalk Bay Theatre), Once Upon a Laugh at the Baxter Studio, TV or not TV (at Kalk Bay Theatre, Theatre on the Bay and Montecasino Studio, Jhb) (2005 Naledi Theatre nomination for Best New Comedy and Best comic Performance; 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).
He 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 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 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 had a run off-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!
Alan can currently be seeing on MNET’s comedy hoax show Laugh out Loud where he has a weekly rant in the guise of his alter ego: Johan van der Walt! Alan has also appeared in various TV adverts including FAMSA, Polo Classic, OK Bazaars, Castle Lager and Cadbury’s. He has made cameo appearances on many SA sitcoms and and was one of the friends in the comedy sketch show MARC LOTTERING AND FRIENDS.
Alan also adds his voice to the new SABC animation series URBO as a multiple character voice on many of the episodes.
Alan’s voice can be heard on various radio spots and his speciality is comic character voices and quirky offbeat roles… He has also been the “unofficial” film reviewer for Nic Marais’ breakfast show on KFM where he is THE FILM WURM!
Johan van der Walt
ImageA highly officious, disturbingly pedantic and rude man, vd Walt is a part-time Sheriff of the Court and full-time bumbling irritant (not unlike a Basil Fawlty from De Aar).
This character was used for a particular function where delegates were told they were to be addressed by a motivational speaker…
* Austin Powers Impersonation
* John Revolta
* Drunken Waiter
* Oom Gerrie
* Inspector Cleaseau
* Charlie Chaplin
* Bionic Braai Boy
* The Scotsman
* The Mexican: Pedro Non Morales or Julio Eeegassy Ass
* Ivan the Hippie
* The Hobo
* The Mad Professor
* Mr Bean Impersonation
One Man One Remote
It’s official! Television is 30 years old in South Africa! To celebrate this, Alan Committie returns to the Kalk Bay theatre where he presents the continuation of TV or not TV…
In this brand new stand-up comedy show Committie explores the huge variety of choice that is available to us on the ‘giggle-box’. He covers everything from disastrous decoders to suffocating soft porn and includes a look at reality TV, talk shows, Springbok radio, DVD technology and Saturday afternoon sports …
And – for no additional cost – that insufferable part-time security officer Johan van der Walt (from MNET’s Laugh Out Loud) has joined the Television Censorship board and addresses the audience on the sickly “state of the nation”.
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