Renowned for his role on the much-loved ABC music game show Spicks & Specks, New Zealand-born Alan Brough has been performing for as long as he can remember.
After various jobs, including library shelf stacker and orange juice squeezer, he took up acting full-time becoming, for a time, New Zealand’s most famous transvestite thanks to a series of butter commercials in which he appeared as a drag queen called Marge.
Since moving to Melbourne in 1995, Alan has worked in film, television, theatre and radio as a writer, director, actor and stand-up comedian.
For seven years, Alan was a team captain on Spicks & Specks, displaying an encyclopaedic knowledge of pop music. After 277 episodes he, fellow team leader Myf Warhurst and host Adam Hills decided to call it quits. The last episode aired on November 23, 2011, to an audience of over 1.5 million viewers. The team then began touring Australia with a live show in order to say farewell to their many fans. The tour finished in Melbourne where they played to over 20,000 people.
Throughout August 2012, Alan will host a satirical political quiz called Armchair Pollies live on stage in Melbourne.