In March 2019, Jarred received a classy 5 STAR Review by The Advertiser at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, causing sell-out shows over the 2-week season.
Jarred has also been classed as one of the most sought-after late show comics for Perth, Adelaide, and Auckland Fringe Festivals, as well as classed as one of the most popular acts on P&O Australia Cruise Lines, where he has been working consistently over the past 3 years.
After temporarily paralysing his mother during child birth with his unusually large cranium, Dubliner Alan McElroy dragged his heavy noggin around, accumulating scratches and scrapes from the ground and the carpet burn from the never ending sand paper like floor covering that devoured Ireland in the 1980s. As the Old Country moved into the 90s, so did the floor covering material. Heavily influenced by home decorating television shows, the wooden floors had Alan looking like a shunned, unkempt hedgehog because of the countless splinters stuck in his head.
It took 28 years before Alan grew into his own mallet-of-head and was finally able to leave Ireland and fly to New Zealand, without being forced to pay a large extra baggage fee.