Stand-up comedian, Musical Artist
Who is Allan Havey?
Allan Havey is an American stand-up comic and actor. He started his career as a comedian in New York City in 1981. He made his national debut in 1986 on Late Night with David Letterman and made many appearances on the show throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His latest appearance on the show was on October 8, 2010. During the Leno/Letterman controversy which sent the latter to CBS, Havey, with his own, low-key talk show on Comedy Central, was one of the many considered by NBC as Letterman's replacement, before the search ended with then-unknown comedy writer Conan O'Brien being vaulted to stardom.
In November 1989 he was chosen by HBO to host a show on The Comedy Channel. His show, Night After Night with Allan Havey, which initially ran for three hours nightly, presented Allan's unique stream of consciousness, celebrity interviews, news and film clips, and unusual "on location" scenarios. Havey often recounted stories from his life, sometimes apocryphal or tongue in cheek, sometimes very real, in tandem with his breaking down of "the fourth wall" via riffing with those behind the camera, such as producer Sue Fellows or head writer Eddie Gorodetsky.