Profile: Alan Committie


Alan CommitteeAlan Committie is one of South Africa’s leading stand-up comics,
 character comedian, award winning actor, comedy writer, Theatre director, Master of Ceremonies (MC), facilitator and other talents.

Committie has performed on stage, television, radio and the Internet. In addition to his own, self-written shows, Committie has performed a number of other stage productions including Rob Becker’s Defending the Caveman. He is particularly well known for his character ‘Johan van der Walt’, a highly officious, disturbingly pedantic, offensive security officer and part-time film critic.

Performance career:
Stressed for Success
Stressed to Kill
One Man One Remote
TV or not TV
Titanic on Ice
Once upon a Laugh (with Robyn Scott)
Dracula – Unclotted (with Geatan Schmid)
Dick and Di
The Clown Jewels Part 2
The Clown Jewels Part 1

Seen in:
Rob Becker’s Defending the Caveman
Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Michael Frayn’s Noises Off
Fleur du Cap Awards as Master of Ceremonies, Baxter Theatre, Cape Town (2008)
Stand Up South Africa Comedy Festival in London, UK (2002)
Smirnoff International Comedy Festival (1997–2003)

Appearing as Johan van der Walt in M-Net’s Laugh out Loud
Starring as Johan van der Walt in M-Net’s Van der Walt’s Fault
Cameo appearances in many SA sitcoms including Marc Lottering and Friends
Appearing in various TV adverts including FAMSA, Polo Classic, OK Bazaars, Castle Lager and Cadbury’s
Character voice-over for SABC’s animation series URBO.

Naledi Theatre Awards ‘Best Comedy Performance (Male)’ for Stressed To Kill (Johannesburg, 2008)
Fleur du Cap Awards ‘Best Performance by an actor’ in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Cape Town, 2008)
S.A. Film & Television Awards ‘Golden Horn for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Comedy’ for Committie’s role of Johan van der Walt (Johannesburg, 2007)
Facebook: Alan Committie
Twitter: @alancommittie


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