Stand-up is an out of control hobby. It’s too much fun to be work. The laughs spring from his passion for South Africa and its people and Al has regularly represented the country on comedy stages from Cape Town to London, via Soweto, Windhoek, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
When legendary US comedian, Steven Wright toured in 1999, Al Prodgers was the obvious choice to support him, performing to 2000 people in Cape Town.
In 2002, Al hosted the comedy festival, “Stand Up South Africa” in London and won excellent reviews for his hilarious explanation of his homeland to intrigued international spectators and homesick expatriates alike.
He’s been a regular at the Smirnoff International Comedy Festival and has had successful solo shows at the Grahamstown Festival Fringe... Or, more accurately in his case, the Festival Receding Hairline.
Al is a popular feature at the King Size Comedy Jams in all major centres around the country. He has appeared at the Joburg Arts Alive Festival in 2005 and 2006 has even been privileged to entertain such luminaries as Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
In 2006, he flew the flag in Durban at the East Coast Radio Comedy Invasion Tour with visiting Australian and British comics.
In the same year, he was invited to entertain international audiences in the United Arab Emirates.
Television appearances include Comedy Showcase and The Barry Hilton Show as well as an ongoing comic character (Maxime) on Africa’s most watched soapie, Generations. For variety, he also played a homicidal maniac on Isidingo.
Provocative and challenging, he’ll always be a hit with those who want to see a razor-sharp mind working in overdrive.