Alan Committie

Born: 06 January 1974 (47 years old)
Gender: Male



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Alan Committie is a South African comedian, writer and actor best known for his role as Johan van der Walt - first as a character in the M-Net comedy show Laugh Out Loud, and later in a spin-off series on M-Net called Van der Walt's Fault, from April to May, 2008.

On the stand-up comedy circuit he is best known for writing and starring in a number of one-man shows, including 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.

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!.

He has made cameo appearances on many South African sitcoms, including Big Okes, SOS and Madam and Eve (all on, and was one of the friends in the SABC3 comedy sketch show Marc Lottering and Friends.

Alan also added his voice to the SABC animation series URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika in 2007, appearing in 18 episodes as a multiple character voice. His primary role was Sludgie.

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, playing The Film Wurm.

He has recently received various accolades. On 9 March 2008 he nabbed the prestigious Fleur du Cap award for Best Performance by an Actor for playing Rosencrantz in Tom Stoppard’s tragic-comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

Committee also walked away with the Naledi award for Best Comedy Performance for his one man show Stressed to Kill on Monday 3 March at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City and in October 2007 he won a SAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Comedy on M-Net’s Laugh Out Loud.

In 2013 he had a starring role as Nigel Hauser, an officious opinionated head of the company with a strong desire to serve and protect the community, in the SABC3 sitcom Safe as Hauser's.

In 2014 he co-hosted the 8th Annual South African Film and Television Awards.

Television Roles


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