Alan McElroy is a professional stand-up comedian, MC, actor and writer from Dublin, Ireland. He entertained on the live TV show, ‘The Café’ on RTE for two years before emigrating to Auckland in 2010. Later that year, he was voted the Best Newcomer at the New Zealand Comedy Guild Awards and since then, he has become very busy on the pro circuit around NZ. His debut solo show, Giddy, at the NZ International Comedy Festival 2012 sold out and extra shows were added due to demand. It was nominated for best new show and he also brought it to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has since put on a show at the NZICF every year since. Alan returned to Ireland for 6 months in 2016 and performed in Edinburgh for his first time. He was also an in demand ‘warm up’ comedian for the television shows ‘Would I Lie To You NZ’, ‘7 Days’, ‘Best Bits’ and the live recording on Red Nose Day. He performed his stand up on Maori TV’s ‘Crack Up’ in 2013 & 2014 and writes for TV shows ‘7 Days’ & “7 Days of Sport’ in NZ.
As an actor, he played Ryan O Connor on Shortland Street and features in ‘Six Days’ (2016). Along with that, he starred in ten adverts since arriving in NZ, including Tui, Xbox, Placemakers, AMI and KFC. He is a New Zealand resident.
"Audacious, Ironic, Frenetic, Irish...Good for a laugh." Theatreview
"If it's the best of the new talent you're after, look no further than Alan McElroy...while the mic's in Alan's hand, there's no chance of getting bored" Concrete Playground