By Jano Tantongco
Comedian Chris D’Elia will share laughs with audience members, poke fun at the latest trends and create a new slew of inside jokes at The Paramount on June 17.
“I’m there to make people laugh. I’m there to laugh with them,” D’Elia said. “I hope they walk away knowing a little bit more about me.”
Audiences can expect to see some of D’Elia’s new material, since he’s on the heels of a new special he’ll be releasing in about a month; it’s called “Man on Fire.”
He’s also recently started the “Congratulations” podcast since he finds enough material in daily life. With the podcast, he comments on latest trends like flocking to the Coachella music festival, men starting to rock rompers and the fidget spinners that everyone can’t seem to get enough of.
“It’s just nothing. It’s not a thing. People are making money selling that nothing. I don’t even know who to get mad at, that’s the problem, whether to get mad at the person making it or get mad at the people for buying it.”
Recently starring in NBC series “Undateable,” D’Elia played a role in upcoming Netflix original movie “Little Evil,” as well as upcoming drama “Life in a Year.”
Looking back, D’Elia was always into comedy from a young age and was encouraged by his father, television screenwriter, director and producer Bill D’Elia, who showed Chris the works of greats like Eddie Murphy and Jim Carrey.
“My whole family is very silly. No matter kind of comedy I do, there’s an element of being silly. That’s just what makes me laugh the hardest,” D’Elia said.
D’Elia has two shows slated, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show, and then at 10 p.m. for the 10:30 p.m. show. Tickets range from $25-$50 and can be purchased at the box office or at Paramountny.com