Alan Committie is fast becoming known as one of South Africa's leading comics. He is an actor, director, writer, producer, character comedian, stand-up comic, 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.
He has received the recognition of his peers in being nominated for the Vita Award in three categories – best original script, best comic actor and best supporting actor.
His one-man plays have received rave reviews in Cape Town and Johannesburg, albeit with the ongoing question “what makes somebody think like that?” Topics that have been given, that the Alan Committie treatment have varied from reminiscing about the early days of South African Television, through bedside manners to the sinking of the Titanic and the untold story of Diana’s death.
Alan Committie is one of the hardest working comics in South Africa and is fast becoming recognized as one of the funniest. He is also one of the few natural comics who can turn any situation, question or answer into comedy. His wit comes with a razor sharp mind and incredible general knowledge as well as a deep understanding of the nuances of being human.
Hidden deep in his comedic wardrobe lie some weird, wonderful and wacky characters. You will never forget the Committie take on Mr Bean, John Revolta and Austin Powers or his own creations such as Johann van der Walt, the mad professor, the hobo, the hippie, the drunken waiter and the insane motivational speaker.
Unheard of! Good things said by critics:
"Four strong performers…make magic on an intimate stage…witty as it is informative and as intelligent as it is zany…Alan Committie demonstrates the same litheness in accent and facial elasticity. He always reminds me of a shiny outer surface on the one hand and a glass of frothy effervescence on the other…"
- Raffiek Mammom, Cape Argus, 2003
Johan van der Walt A highly officious, disturbingly pedantic and rude man, vd Walt is a part-time Sheriff of the Court and full-time bumbling irritant (almost like a Basil Fawlty from De Aar..)
Motivational Speaker 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, and many more
BA, Performer's Diploma and a Higher Diploma in Education (UCT)
In the corporate field, Alan's success has been built around his flexibility and wide-ranging skills as a character actor, physical comedian and a quick witted ad-libbed delivery style. He’s one of the few comics who can make a successful switch between MC and stand up comic – two for the price of one! As a comic, sketch writer, clown, mime and director, he can instantly adapt to any type of audience or environment. De-stress with the master, lighten up with Alan Committie as he teaches you how to handle stress. Alan as the ice breaker will ensure a successful conference.
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