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Chris D'Elia            

Comedian, Actor & Writer; Known for "Undateable," "Whitney," "The Good Doctor," & Netflix Stand Up Comedy Special "Man on Fire"

Chris D'Elia is a stand-up comedian and actor known for Whitney, Undateable, The Good Doctor, and his Netflix special, Man on Fire. He also plays Henderson in the Netflix thriller, You.

D'Elia has been doing stand-up comedy since 2006. He has been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Comedy Central Presents, and Showtime's Live Nude Comedy. He was introduced to a broader audience as a regular on the series Glory Daze, which ran for one season on TBS, playing "the Oracle", William Stankowski. He was originally only cast for the pilot, but was made a series regular.

He co-starred in the NBC comedy series Whitney, opposite comedian Whitney Cummings, for two seasons.

D'Elia was one of three hosts of the Ten Minute Podcast (from 2012 to 2015), along with Bryan Callen and Will Sasso. Since February 2017, he has hosted the weekly podcast Congratulations with Chris D'Elia, which has charted in the top 20 comedy podcasts in multiple countries.

D'Elia also gained over 2 million followers on Vine.

In January 2013, D'Elia released his debut parody rap album, as MC "Chank Smith", called Such Is Life (produced by Mr. Green).

On December 6, 2013, D'Elia's first one-hour stand-up special, White Male Black Comic, aired on Comedy Central. He has had three subsequent comedy specials: Incorrigible (2015), Man On Fire (2017) and Follow the Leader (2018), all of which aired on Netflix. He also has an episode of his stand-up in the Netflix series, Comedians of the World.

D'Elia had the lead role in the 2014-2016 NBC sitcom Undateable as Danny Burton, a ladies' man whose friends are all in one way or another "undateable".

In 2016, D'Elia headlined the Leafly 420 Comedy Tour show in Chicago with special guest Ron Funches.

On an April 2018 episode of his Congratulations podcast, D'Elia imitated rapper Eminem and made fun of Eminem's middle-aged fans, while conceding that Eminem was "one of the best rappers of all time.

Positive reaction to that imitation led D'Elia to imitate Eminem's rapping again in videos he posted online in September 2018 (in his car) and January 2019 (in his garage). In February 2019, Eminem posted the garage video on his Twitter account, writing, "This is INCREDIBLE!!! 4 a second I actually thought it WAS me!!"

The May 2019 single "Homicide" by Logic featuring Eminem then included an audio clip from the car video at the end of the song. D'Elia said that it was a "huge honor" to be included in the song, and that he did not ask for any royalties.

D'Elia then had a substantial role in the music video for the song, released in June 2019, which had each rapper's part performed/lip-synced by someone else: Logic's part was performed by actor Chauncey Leopardi (in reference to a humorous internet meme that claimed that the two were the same person), Eminem's part was performed by D'Elia, and D'Elia's part was performed by Eminem, mimicking the appearance of D'Elia in the car video.

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Chris D'Elia D'elivers Laughs at Carolines

If you go to see Chris D'Elia's comedy show at Carolines this weekend, some of his act will be about dating. It's not surprising that he gets his material fromĀ ...

Chris D'Elia on 'Undateable' live episode: 'We will mess up somehow'

No retakes: David Fynn (from left), Rick Glassman, Bridgit Mendler, Ron Funches, Bianca Kajlich, Chris D'Elia and Brent Morin. Photo: Greg Gayne/NBC.

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