|Known for||The Craic, The Nugget and Spicks and Specks|
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. In 1993, Brough appeared in the New Zealand sitcom Melody Rules (widely regarded as a poor programme, being described as "cringeworthy".)
Move to Australia
In 1995, Brough moved to Australia, 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.
In July 2010, he hosted special events at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival.
- Lallo, Michael (15 February 2007). "Captain Alan takes his time". Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
- "Spicks and Specks About the program – Alan Brough". Australia: ABC Television. 1 December 2005. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
- Lallo, Michael (26 February 2007). "Hey, Brough". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
- "That Specksial feeling". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 28 May 2007.
- Lang, Sarah (23 November 2009). "3's company". New Zealand Herald. APN. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
- "Hey, Brough". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 26 February 2007.
- Schembri, Jim (9 February 2012). "Any Questions for Ben?". Age. Fairfax. Retrieved 17 February 2012.