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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".
Allan is also an accomplished actor. He starred in eleven episodes in the final two seasons of AMC’S highly acclaimed MAD MEN. His character, the NEW YORK POST voted “Lou Avery” “the most hated boss in television history”. He recently guest-starred in MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE on Amazon. He is also featured in the new COEN BROTHERS film, “HAIL CAESAR!”
Allan will be guest starring in CRASHED with Pete Holmes, BILLIONS on Showtime, BOSCH on Amazon and CODE BLACK on CBS in 2017.
Allan also guest-starred in 2012 (alongside MELISSA LEO) on the Emmy Award winning show LOUIE.
His other television credits include ten appearances on LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. As well as SEINFELD, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, UP ALL NIGHT, THE SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM, MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE and THE OFFICE.
On MTV'S PUNK'D his punking of KANYE WEST made the top ten "best pranks in television history". In 2006 he was cast as a lead in the ROB ROY THOMAS sitcom FREERIDE, which aired on FOX TELEVISION.
Originally from Miami, Allan arrived in New York City in 1978 and became a regular in comedy clubs around the city in 1981 after "passing" at the legendary IMPROVISATION.
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.
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. He has made numerous appearances as a commentator on THE KEITH OLBERMAN SHOW.
Allan’s other film credits include HANCOCK with Will Smith, THE INFORMANT with Matt Damon, ROUNDERS with Ed Norton, INTERNAL AFFAIRS with Richard Gere, CHECKING OUT with Jeff Daniels, and the Jerry Seinfeld documentary COMEDIAN. He is also featured in the comedic documentary THE ARISTOCRATS.
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, 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.