Originally rescheduled due to unforeseen media commitments, Chris had previously postponed his tour. “I felt horrible having to reschedule that, I had a media commitment which was a big opportunity for me. I told the promoter in Australia, as soon as you need me I’ll come back… The closest date was October and it worked out great,” he says.
Touring through Melbourne and Sydney to begin with, Chris has now added dates to Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.
“It will be my first time here in Australia, so I’m very excited to visit.”
Working as a stand-up comedian for 11 years, Chris has always wanted to make people laugh. “It was one of the first things I ever said, when my dad asked me what I wanted to do, I said I wanted to make a living off making people laugh. No one gets to tell you what to say. As a comedian you just get up there and say what you want and that’s why I love it.”
Renowned for his starring roles in NBC sitcom ‘Undateable’ and Comedy Central’s ‘Workaholics’, Chris is one of the most sought after comedians and actors in the comedy world.
Both a comedian and actor, Chris has a passion for both. “I like them both for different reasons, but I feel like I’m a stand-up comedian at heart.”
“I love acting too, it’s fun because you get to play people who aren’t yourself and it’s collaborative, which I like.”
Continuing to humour the world, Chris has appeared on a number of shows such as ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’, ‘Boston Legal’, ‘Monk’, ‘Glory Daze’, ‘Live Nude Comedy, ‘@Midnight’ and ‘Comedy Central Presents’ just to name a few.
He is also well known for his acclaimed stand-up specials including ‘Incorrigible’, ‘Man On Fire’ on Netflix and ‘White Man Black Comic’ on Comedy Central.
“It’s great, it’s what I’ve always wanted to do… I’ve always wanted to do stand-up and have a comedy special. I mean growing up, Comedy Central was a goal and a dream of mine and I made that happen and now I’m on Netflix. Each special means something different to me; they are all special in a different way.”
Embodying a carefree approach, Chris’s comedy is inspired by his everyday life. “What I’m going through in my life is mainly what I like to talk about. I talk a little bit about what’s going on in the world but I mostly talk about myself.”
On a regular basis, Chris performs at all the main comedy clubs in Hollywood, several times a week. He frequently sells out tours across the US and Canada.
With an inevitable comedic future ahead, Chris is planning his next few moves.
“After Australia, I will be touring though the US and Canada, I’m developing a new TV show and hopefully I’ll do more movies but I guess I’ll just wait and see.”
Chris D'Elia Tour Dates20 October – Arkaba (Adelaide)
21 October – Octagon Theatre (Perth)
23-24 October – Athenaeum Theatre (Melbourne)
25-27 October – Factory Theatre (Sydney)
28 Oct – The Tivoli (Brisbane)