Allan Havey is considered one of the best stand-ups working today. According to the NEW YORK TIMES he is "cocksure, irreverent, and very funny".
He guest starred recently with MELISSA LEO on the Emmy winning sitcom LOUIE as well as a Disney's GOOD LUCK CHARLIE. He recently wrapped an appearance on an upcoming episode of THE OFFICE and will also be guest starring on NBC'S UP ALL NIGHT.
After arriving from Miami in 1978, he began his career in New York as part of the comedy duo "TWO FOR NOTHING". Allan made the move to individual standup in 1981 after "passing" at the famous IMPROVISATION, and quickly became a regular in clubs around the city.
In 1984 he was cast by LORNE MICHAELS in THE NEW SHOW, working with STEVE MARTIN, JOHN CANDY, BUCK HENRY, GILDA RADNER and a host of others. He appeared on the MERV GRIFFITH SHOW in 1985. He made his network television debut in 1986 on LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. He made his tenth appearance on LETTERMAN in October 2010. In 1989 Allan was handpicked by HBO to be one of the initial hosts of The COMEDY CHANNEL, which later became COMEDY CENTRAL. He created, hosted, and produced NIGHT AFTER NIGHT WITH ALLAN HAVEY, which ran for three years and became a cult classic. During this time he also wrote and starred in two comedy specials for HBO; both were nominated for CABLE ACE AWARDS.
As a film actor he has appeared in INTERNAL AFFAIRS with Richard Gere, CHECKING OUT with Jeff Daniels, HANCOCK with Will Smith, and, most recently, THE INFORMANT with Matt Damon.
Allan's television work has included SEINFELD, VIPER, THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM. MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE and multiple appearances on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. On MTV'S PUNK'D he got the best of, LINDAY LOHAN, BRANDY, ELIZABETH SHANNON and TYRA BANKS. But his punking of KANYE WEST made the top ten of "the best pranks in television history" on VH-1. In 2006 he was cast as a lead in the ROB ROY THOMAS sitcom FREERIDE, which aired on FOX TELEVISION. He has made numerous appearances as a commentator on COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMAN. He also hosted THE ALLAN HAVEY SHOW on COMEDY WORLD internet radio. He recently was a guest on MARC MARON'S podcast WTF?
Allan's standup has been represented at the JUST FOR LAUGHS COMEDY FESTIVAL in Montreal, the KILKENNY COMEDY FESTIVAL in Ireland, the ASPEN COMEDY FESTIVAL in Colorado, COMIC RELIEF IV AND V, and the NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL. He has toured Australia and Europe, and currently headlines in clubs and colleges across the U.S. His one man show GOD'S CAMERA is being produced by BRIAN KOPPELMAN and DAVID LEVIEN. Allan's seminar CURTAIN UP! is currently running at colleges and high schools.