Ok, why is this no-talent, unfunny, pathetic excuse popping up all over these days?!?! Why do people like him??! I remember a few years ago, I saw Chris D’Elia on a showcase on Comedy Central when he was doing stand-up comedy. He wasn’t funny, and was actually the least exciting of all the comedians in the show. I tuned him out and did other things while waiting for the next comedian to come on. I enjoy stand-up comedy, but this guy was just not funny. I wondered why he was even part of a Comedy Central special, or why he was a popular comedian in the first place, then I found it….his daddy is a very popular television producer and director who worked on programs such as Northern Exposure, Chicago Hope, The West Wing, Ally McBeal and Glee. So THAT’S why he’s gotten as far as he has! Nepotism is definitely not dead in the television industry!
Recently, Chris D’Elia has shown up in second-rate TV sitcoms such at Whitney and Jennifer Falls, but it’s the summer-replacement (not picked up for the fall) sitcom Undateable (which is based on a very funny book) that gave him a starring role. I have watched a couple of episodes of this program, and I was nauseated by the performance of Chris D’Elia. The other stars are hilarious in that they work well together as an ensemble of dorky, naïve young men (and I was already a fan of Ron Funches from his stand-up comedy). Chris D’Elia is the one who breaks the show, so to speak. He is definitely NOT believable as the “ladies man” who tries to show the others the ropes about dating. Who would believe that this guy gets lots of women?!? He’s not funny, not good-looking and just not believable at all!
I’m a fan of Jaime Pressly, so I have begun watching her new sitcom, Jennifer Falls, it’s funny (mainly due to Jessica Walter (Lucille Bluth from Arrested Development), who is amazing in anything she does, and Missi Pyle, who I have loved since I saw her in Galaxy Quest), but Chris D’Elia recently slinked into an episode, and completely turned me off to the show. I’m afraid that they are going to make him a regular, now that his Undateable show was deemed “unwatchable” and got summarily canceled. If they make him a regular, I don’t even think that the adorable Jaime Pressly and the genius comedic timing of Jessica Walter can keep me interested. Chris D’Elia is THAT bad. It’s unfortunate because I think Jennifer Falls has staying power.
It’s time for people to stop employing Chris D’Elia. He’s just another in a line of stand-up comedians who try to act and can’t (see Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Tucker, Andrew Dice Clay, Rodney Dangerfield and Sandra Bernhard). At least those others were funny as stand-up comedians, Chris D’Elia doesn’t even have that! There’s a reason his one-hour stand up special on Comedy Central was directed by his father; because nobody else would do it!! He’s not funny, not a good actor and needs to be removed from television!