After moving to the UK in 2000, Erich McElroy started doing stand-up here in 2001. In 2007 Erich joined local ranks and became a British citizen. Originally from Seattle, where he earned a degree in acting and performed in sketch comedy, Erich has been gigging regularly on the London and UK circuit.
In 2006 he was part of the two-man show Brokeback Britain which received a Total Fringe Sellout Award and he returned to Edinburgh in 2010 and headlined the successful AAA Stand-up
On the circuit Erich is highly regarded for his humorous, and insightful, take on living in the UK.
Erich has a natural ease with all audiences. He is resident MC of Crack Comedy Club in Kingston.
Highlight, Just the Tonic, Krater Comedy, Jesters, Jongleurs, Frog and Bucket, FYMFYG, Covent Garden Comedy Club, The Comedy Club Ltd, Comedy Carnival, Barnstormers Comedy, CKP,
Purple Cactus, ED Comedy, Hampstead Comedy Club, The Comedy CafÃ©, Downstairs at the King’s Head, the 99 Club, and Outside the Box.
Erich wrote for the weekly satirical ‘The Comedy Tree News’ which lampoons life in the UK and topical news headlines for over five years. ‘The Comedy Tree News’ was also published in the
South African, Australian Times, and New Zealand Times.
“Excellent” Time Out
“He’s at ease with the audience, making them feel comfortable in return”¦it’s this geniality that will ensure his place on the circuit.” Chortle.co.uk
“Great gags” The Stage
“Hilariously insightful” The List
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
2010 ““ AAA Late Show
‘FOUR STARS’ Three Weeks
2006 ““ Brokeback Britain – OFFICIAL FRINGE SELL OUT AWARD
“The execution of this work is perfect.” The List
‘FOUR STARS’ Broadway Baby
‘FOUR STARS’ “Funny from the start” Edfringe.com