Alan Watt began his career as a standup comic, headlining extensively throughout North America and performing on dozens of television shows, including Caroline's Comedy Hour, An Evening At The Improv and performing his own one-hour comedy special, Comedy Now, at the Toronto Opera House for the CBC. He also appeared at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He moved to Los Angeles in 1994 where he wrote for MTV, and appeared on Seinfeld.
Mr. Watt has written screenplays for numerous production companies and is the author of the bestselling Little, Brown novel Diamond Dogs, which won a number of awards including France's 2004 Prix Printemps (best foreign novel from the Independent Bookseller's Assoc.) and the American Library Assoc.'s Alex Award. In 2007 his first play, Last Night, was produced in Los Angeles at the SFS Theater to rave reviews. "Watt's gifts of structure, economy, characterization and humor are beyond reproach." - LA Weekly.
In the 1990's he spent six years as a consultant and speechwriter to the US marketing director of one of the world's top accountancy firms.
He recently sold his screenplay adaptation of Diamond Dogs to French film company, Quad Entertainment, and will executive produce the film.
Mr. Watt first taught a summer creative writing workshop at UCLA in 1998, and has been teaching and lecturing on the creative process in LA and at colleges around the country ever since. He spent three years teaching storytelling to inner city high school students through the non-profit arm of Spoken Interludes.