Make Money Mondays

Funny man Alan Committie gets serious(ish) about money

I suppose it [comedy] is [well-paying].

Alan Committie

I told my folks I wanted to be a clown when I was five or six.

Alan Committie

Work begets work.

Alan Committie

Each week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week he interviewed famed South African comedian Alan Committie.

Committie - a qualified high school teacher – has graced the stage, television, radio and the internet for many years.

He sometimes produces his own shows.

He’s performed in in Rob Becker’s hit “Defending the Caveman”.

He is particularly famous for his character “Johan van der Walt”, a self-important, pedantic and highly offensive security officer and part-time film critic.

But what does the funny man believe about money?

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

We never felt poor...

Alan Committie

I’m quite conservative with money.

Alan Committie

I studied drama and teaching at UCT…

Alan Committie

It cost me R2500 to get to Grahamstown… I made R3000…

Alan Committie

I have all kinds of retirement annuities and unit trusts.

Alan Committie

I was always told to invest in what I know… I know shows… There’s been one or two that haven’t taken off…

Alan Committie

I can’t walk out of a DVD or a bookshop without buying something… it’s a vice because I don’t get around to reading it.

Alan Committie

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