Alan Brough
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Alan Brough
Alan Brough
Born 1967 (age 50-51)
Hawera, New Zealand
Residence Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Comedian
Television presenter
Radio host
Known for The Craic, The Nugget and Spicks and Specks

Alan Brough (born in Hawera, New Zealand[1][2] in 1967)[3] is a New Zealand-born actor, television and radio host and comedian based in Australia.[4]


Early life

Brough worked as an actor in Wellington and Auckland, mainly in live theatre. He also appeared in a series of butter commercials as a drag queen called Marge.[2] In 1993, Brough appeared in the New Zealand sitcom Melody Rules[1] (widely regarded as a poor programme, being described as "cringeworthy").[5]

He grew up on 9 Albion street, Hawera in North Island of New Zealand.[6]

Move to Australia

In 1995, Brough moved to Australia,[1] where he worked on Kath & Kim as well as in films including The Craic, The Nugget and Bad Eggs. He also appeared on a national radio show on Triple M called Tough Love with Mick Molloy and Robyn Butler. He is best known for his role as a team captain on Spicks and Specks.[1][2]

In 2006, he co-hosted Sammy, Subby and Alan for breakfast on Mix 106.5 Sydney alongside Sammy Power and Subby Valentine. He resigned at the end of 2006.

In 2008, he was appointed as host of the Sunday morning program on 774 ABC Melbourne and across Victoria, replacing Helen Razer. He remained in the position for three years until 2011.

In July 2010, he hosted special events at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Brough had a supporting role in the 2012 Australian comedy Any Questions for Ben?, created by Working Dog Productions.[7]

In 2012, Brough began performing the role of Baron Bomburst in the Australian production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


  1. ^ a b c d Lallo, Michael (15 February 2007). "Captain Alan takes his time". Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Spicks and Specks About the program - Alan Brough". Australia: ABC Television. 1 December 2005. Retrieved 2010. 
  3. ^ Lallo, Michael (26 February 2007). "Hey, Brough". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Retrieved 2013. 
  4. ^ "That Specksial feeling". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 28 May 2007. 
  5. ^ Lang, Sarah (23 November 2009). "3's company". New Zealand Herald. APN. Retrieved 2010. 
  6. ^ "Hey, Brough". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 26 February 2007. 
  7. ^ Schembri, Jim (9 February 2012). "Any Questions for Ben?". Age. Fairfax. Retrieved 2012. 

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