Chris D’Elia brings laughs to Alumni Hall
Actor and comedian Chris D’Elia packed Alumni Hall Saturday night for his stand-up performance courtesy of the Student Programming Association (SPA). Best known for his roles as Alex Miller on the NBC sitcom “Whitney” and Danny Burton on the sitcom “Undateable”, D’Elia is becoming one of the most sought-after actors and comedians in the comedy industry. His Late Night stand-up performance in the HUB-Robeson Center had students laughing throughout the entire show.
Students waited in a line that snaked almost all the way around the HUB-Robeson Center for the doors to open. Over 630 admittance wristbands were handed out and many students didn’t seem to mind missing the second half of the football game to come see him.
D’Elia’s opening line, “Man it smells like B.O. in here,” gives you an idea of the size of the crowd. He came out on stage ready to give the crowd 40 minutes of some of his brand new comic material. He didn’t get started with that until he was done greeting the crowd and roasting audience members for about 20 minutes.
The audience was involved with the show throughout. Sophomore finance student Robbie Mackey said, “I thought the best part of the show was his ability to interact with the audience.”
It was not a tough crowd for D’Elia, who has been doing stand-up comedy since 2006. “I like this crowd, you guys are great,” he said. D’Elia, as well as the audience, had several laughs Saturday night in a packed Alumni Hall.