Actor, singer, comedian, and writer, Chris D’Elia is coming to a venue near you. Influenced by the likes of Eddie Murphy and Jim Carrey, his comedy acts are always full of energy and action. While he has been seen live on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, he is most known for his roles in Undateable and Whitney. Get your Chris D'Elia tickets from StubHub.
Chris D'Elia History
Originally from New Jersey, D’Elia moved to Los Angeles when he was 12. He studied at New York University, only to drop out after his first year. Instead, he focused on his comedy and gained his first network stand-up special in 2013 on Comedy Central’s White Male Black Comic. Directed by his father Bill D’Elia, Chris performed under his alternate personality MC “Chank Smith.” By this point, he already had TV experience, after playing Bill Stankowski in Glory Daze in TBS. He then moved to Whitney and later starred as Danny Burton in Undateable in 2014. His father is also well-known in Hollywood, as a producer for the likes of The West Wing and How to Get Away with Murder
Chris D'Elia Achievements
His role on Undateable is arguably his biggest achievement. Airing in the spring of 2014, he played the star of the NBC production. D’Elia still plays the role, and all shows are recorded in front of a live studio audience. There was one entirely live episode, which featured two different performances for the West and East coast feeds. Undateable is based on a book of the same name and is now in its third season. On the show, he is surrounded by other stand-up comedians, including Brent Morin and Rick Glassman. The group of comedians regularly tour together, promoting their show. D’Elia also includes Catholic material in his stand-up routines, as he was raised in this religion.
Due to his religion, he has never drank alcohol (except communion wine) or done drugs, despite his TV characters being frequent drinkers. Variety has named D'Elia one of the "Top 10 Comedics to Watch." Fans can also catch his most recent stand-up series, Incorrigible, on Netflix. He has another Netflix original coming called Man on Fire, which was filmed in Vancouver in 2017. In 2016, D'Elia took part in his first multi-city stand-up tour, which covered Canada and the United States. Also in 2016, he headlined Chicago's Leafy 420 Comedy Tour, which fellow stand-up comedian Ron Funches guest-starred at. During the show, D'Elia decided to tell his fans that he had never smoked or used cannabis.