Allan Havey Biography, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Movies, Night After Night

Allan Havey is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is perhaps famously known for his role in the Television series made men. He started his career as a comedian in New York City in 1981.

Allan Havey Biography

Allan Havey is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is perhaps famously known for his role in the Television series made men. He started his career as a comedian in New York City in 1981. In 1986, he made his national debut on Late Night with David Letterman.

Since then, he has made many appearances on the show throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In November 1989, he was chosen by HBO Downtown Productions to host a show on The Comedy Channel (later known as Comedy Central). He has also appered and starred in anumber of films.

The films include Internal Affairs, Checking Out, Rounders, Hancock, Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary Comedian, among others. He has appeared numerously on television shows. His comedy was featured twice on HBO’s One Night Stand. In the both appearances the comedies were nominated for CableACE Awards.

As a television actor, Allan Havey has guest starred on Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Punk’d, among others. Havey was cast as a lead in the Fox sitcom Free Ride in 2006. He played Bob Stahlings, father of the main character Nate Stahlings.

Six years later Allan Havey appeared on Ray Romano’s Men of a Certain Age. In 2013, he was featured on two episodes of The Office. That same year, he appeared on the AMC show Mad Men. In 2015, he appeared in the series The Man in the High Castle.

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Allan Havey Age

Allan Havey was born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America. He was born on 19th September, 1954. His current age is 64 years old as of 2018.

Allan Havey Net Worth

Allan has made a huge fortune from his career. He has also made some huge cash from his stand-up comedy. Additionally he has hosted a number of shows. Allan Havey has an approximated net worth of $1.5 million.

Allan Havey Wife

Allan Havey got married to his lovely wife Susan Holcomb in 1995. The couple had dated for some time before thwy finally decided to tie the knot. Details on how they met are not yet known. It is also not known how and where the two decided to celebrate their marriage. Currently there are no details about their children.

Allan Havey Movies And TV Shows | Allan Havey Crashing | Allan Havey Seinfeld

Allan Havey Movies

  • 2019 Plus One
  • 2018 Happy Anniversary
  • 2016 Hail, Caesar!
  • 2014 Top Five
  • 2009 The Informant!
  • 2001 Knockaround Guys
  • 1998 Rounders
  • 1990 Love or Money
  • 1990 Internal Affairs
  • 1989 Checking Out

Allan Havey Television Shows

  • 2017-18 Billions
  • 2017 Bosch
  • 2016 Experts Guide to Bumble
  • 2016 Code Black
  • 2016 2 Broke Girls
  • 2015 W/ Bob & David
  • 2015 The Man in the High Castle
  • 2013–15 Mad Men
  • 2012 Good Luck Charlie
  • 2012 Up All Night
  • 2008–09 Easy to Assemble
  • 2008 The Sarah Silverman Program
  • 2006 Free Ride
  • 1996 Viper

Night After Night With Allan Havey

The show, Night After Night with Allan Havey, initially ran for three hours nightly. It was presented Allan. It showed Allan’s unique stream of consciousness. Additionally, it featured celebrity interviews, news and film clips, and unusual “on location” scenarios.

Allan Havey often recounted stories from his life, sometimes apocryphal and other times very real. Night After Night became a cult classic among fans. It also featured the sketch “Audience of One,” a “Viewer Mail” segment, “Dave the Weatherman,” and announcer Nick Bakay, who left in 1992. Nick left to perform the same role on The Dennis Miller Show.

Allan Havey Interview

Q: How did you land the Night After Night hosting gig?

Allan Havey: I think they auditioned every comedian in New York and Los Angeles for hosts. They had about five or six slots. I think they originally thought of it has “comedy MTV” — showing clips of movies and comedians. That wasn’t really going anywhere, because once you’ve seen a movie clip for the 15th time, or the same comedian… Comedy’s not like music. You’ll hear a bit a few times if it’s great, but you want to hear fresh stuff.

Q: Sure, but at least it’s a New York City dump.

Allan Havey: It wasn’t even on in New York the first year. I had to fly out and do junkets at pie-eating contests and golf matches. Anything to get the word out there about this new comedy channel. They had me working hard, but looking back, the only regret I have is that it was canceled due to politics. If the ratings had been bad, we’d burned out, or I just hadn’t done a good job and it wasn’t being received well, I could’ve accepted that. That’s part of the business. We went out at the top of our game and I think that says a lot.

Q: Losing the show probably didn’t feel so great.

Allan Havey: It was tough the lose the show. Once I got into it, it was nice, but I knew then as I know now that it was the best time for it. I even told some of the younger people — because I’d been in the business maybe eight or nine years then — that this was very rare. Just about everybody looks back on those days fondly. We were having a good time, for the most part, and it was fun because we got to do anything we wanted. HBO gave us complete, total creative control. I think once in three years they asked me not to say just one little thing.

Q: When did you know Night After Night was really striking a chord with its audience?

Allan Havey: Warren Zevon was supposed to be on the show, but he canceled the night before and did David Letterman instead. According to what I heard later, Letterman went up to him after the show and said, “I’m glad you only do our show.” When I asked, Zevon’s publicist said he had a cold. Everybody was bummed out but I said no, this show is real because Letterman didn’t want Warren Zevon to do it. That puts us in the big leagues. That makes us a legitimate threat, and I was really happy about that.

Q: Night After Night sticks out, more than anything, because of how random it seems. Was that part of the plan, or did the format just sort of happen?

Allan Havey: Arsenio Hall was on at the time, not to mention Carson and Letterman, and everybody was sitting behind a desk. I decided to do the opposite. I got out in front of my desk. Plus they all had these big studio audiences, whereas I just had the crew in the studio with me. Everybody came in to watch the show. If anybody wanted to wander in from the bullpen, where people worked at their cubicles, they could hang out and watch the show. If somebody did something funny — an intern or someone like that — we’d have them on the show. We were pretty wide open. Sometimes we had four minutes to kill, so we’d think of something random and goofy to do.

Q: But it wasn’t completely random. There must have been just as much, if not more, preparation for the show as for your stand-up.

Allan Havey: The thing with stand-up is, you have a job to do. You’ve got to make the audience laugh. You want to do a good job. That’s a totally different animal than a talk show. We did prepare. I prepared more than it probably looked like because I had to do a daily show. The writers wrote bits. Dave the Weather Man wrote his bits and Nick wrote his own stuff. The writers wrote the news segment, and they also had other pieces to do. The monologue I did while sitting down and facing the camera, however, was stuff I came up with the night before and that morning. You can’t sweat over that. I wanted it to be more conversational, and it morphed into something that was really relaxed.

Q: Did you model that preparation on any of your fellow talk show hosts?

Allan Havey: If you watch my stand-up, especially the early stuff in the ’90s, you’ll see a lot of Carson in me. But the monologue I kind of modeled on the old Tom Snyder show [The Tomorrow Show], which he would open by talking to the camera without an audience. He’d talk about what he did that day, like picking up a pretzel on the street or getting his teeth cleaned. He talked about whatever was going on in his life. I didn’t get it directly from that, but that’s the kind of feel I wanted for Night After Night.

Allan Havey: I wanted it to be relaxed. Besides, no one wants to just sit at home. Maybe there was one person at home that time of night, maybe two, and I wanted it to feel I was talking to that particular person. That’s why I’d always do that PSA at the end, the “Hey You!” That’s where my focus was. When I do stand-up there’s an audience — they’re right there and they’ll let me know how I’m doing. It’s a totally different animal. I’d do stand-up every weekend during Night After Night because it helped me get control, and get an actual response.

Q: The typical talk show format remains, desk and all, though younger hosts like Late Night‘s Seth Meyers and The Late Late Show‘s James Corden have implemented small changes. Meyers delivers his monologues from his desk, whereas Corden has no desk and interviews all of his guests at once. Do you think they’re giving Night After Night its due? Or ripping it off?

Allan Havey: We were ripped off directly early by certain people, but not by Seth Meyers or James Corden today. They’re too young to have ripped me off. I think the changes they made are just natural progressions with the format. You know, the things a talk show producer will reference when asking, “What else can we do?” Maybe I had a little influence at the beginning, or maybe there are producers still out there who remember the show.

Allan Havey: Early on we were kind of ripped off a little bit, but I look at that as a compliment. There are so many talk shows now that follow Johnny Carson’s format, and that’s because it still works. It’s a great format. Meyers, Corden and people doing other things — I’m sure they just want to do something different. I don’t feel that we were the big bang of comedy talk shows, but I do think Night After Night had some kind of influence on comedians. I hear from comics and actors all the time who say they really loved watching the show.

Q: Night After Night isn’t remembered as much these days, especially with there being so many late night shows. That said, your fans are some of the most dedicated people on the planet.

Allan Havey: We had great fans, especially the “Audiences of One.” We had a reunion where we couldn’t fly them in or put them up, but 160 people came back anyway. That’s the one show that was kind of like a typical talk show. It’s certainly a better show in hindsight. I’m glad people have good memories of it, and I’m glad there aren’t complete shows left, because I never watch old clips of myself. Sometimes I watch an old stand-up special whenever HBO runs it, and I’ll watch Mad Men and Hail, Caesar!

Q: It’s still an impressive resume, though Night After Night wasn’t your first television gig. Weren’t you working with Lorne Michaels at one point?

Allan Havey: When I was younger, in ’84, I was cast by Lorne Michaels in The New Show. Nobody remembers it. I worked with Steve Martin and John Candy and all these great people. It was a really big break. Not everybody, but I could sense from some of the older comedians — people who’d been in the business longer than me — that I’d gotten a break I didn’t deserve. I could feel their anger and bitterness, so I made myself a promise: “Listen, you’re going to be in this business a long time, so whatever happens just be grateful for it and move forward.” My father taught me when I was a young guy that, if another man has a job or a woman you want, they didn’t take that away from you, so be happy for anybody who has anything. You’ll get yours.” And it kind of stuck with me.

Q: That’s a great attitude to have, especially since — and I’m sorry for bringing this up again — you and your Night After Night were so unceremoniously dropped in ’92. In a subsequent interview with the Chicago Tribune, you displayed as little bitterness as you’re displaying now.

Allan Havey: Listen, I was very disappointed when the show was canceled because it was political. Our ratings were going up. There was no need to cancel the show. They brought some new nitwit in who got fired within a year. The show could’ve kept going. It was fun, but like I said when I first auditioned, “Maybe it’s just going to last three months.” It lasted three years. I got to interview a lot of my heroes, including Alan King. I met some great people. Everyone on the show was fantastic. I was the host, but I couldn’t have done it without the producers and writers I had, or the fans. There’s just no way.

Q: Will you do stand-up forever?

Allan Havey: Someday I’ll retire from stand-up, because I don’t want to be an old guy on a cruise ship.

Q: What about acting? You mentioned Mad Men, which you were fantastic in, and the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar!

Allan Havey: Acting is actually my first love. Mad Men was my favorite show by far. I was watching it for five seasons and dying to get on, and I got on. That’s a dream come true. I’ve been wanting to work for the Coen brothers since Blood Simple. That came through. I’ve gotten to work with a lot of my heroes over the year, I’ve still got some dreams simmering that I want to accomplish. As I look back over my career, I’ve been incredibly fortunate, and I continue to get these wonderful breaks.

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