New up and coming L.A. comedian, Chris D’Elia, had the crowd in tears on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Irvine Improv.
“It’s hard for me to write a joke where I don’t end up on the ground for some reason. Hey, at least that way, I know no comics will steal my jokes. Too many bruises.” said D’Elia.
The room was completely packed and all the seats were filled within five minutes.
Everybody was itching to see D’Elia.
D’Elia has been recently named one of the Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch.”
He previously starred opposite Whitney Cummings on NBC’s comedy Whitney and will now be starring as Danny on NBC’s new comedy Undateable. He has also also has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as well as on Comedy Central.
D’ Elia perfomed along with other wonderful comedians at the improv in Irvine, the comedians had the crowd in constant laughter.
The line up for comedians that night were Michael Lenoci, Fahim Anwar, and the headliner, Chris D’Elia.
Lenoci was a great MC for the night, giving great transitions and feeding off of the crowds’ vibe.
Anwar showed off his dancing abilities while imitating a transvestite hooker listening to her iPod as she was crossing the street.
The audience quickly reacted with an uproar of laughter.
Irvine has been known to be a conservative city, which brings worry to comedians because they wonder if their jokes would be interpreted well with that kind of audience.
When asked if that was the case, D’Elia replied, “I like to keep the same jokes, sure if I was in New York the vibe would be different, but I am the same.”
His jokes were mostly about relationships between guys and girls, but focused more on how girls act.
Unfortunately, they were right about how girls say some things and the things girls do.
I scanned around the room during the show and noticed girls laughing and nodding in agreement.
Natasha Martinez, one of the attendees from the show, expressed her insight from watching her first comedy show.
“Watching Chris D’Elia perform at the Irvine Improv was a perfect introduction to the world of stand up comedy. I’d never been to a comedy show before. His jokes about the way girls talk was spot on. I found myself recognizing a lot of what I say in some of his sets,” said Martinez.
The other comedians during the show also did a great job keeping the crowd entertained.
Alex Hosseini, another attendee at the show commented that they thought Anwar stole the show.
“I would have to say that although I enjoyed Chris, Fahim Anwar was my favorite. I particularly enjoyed him doing the moonwalk on stage while wearing a Michael Jackson t-shirt,” said Hosseini.
The show had a little bit of everything that many people can enjoy.
D’Elia left the stage with a standing ovation from the crowd.
D’Elia performs his stand-up act throughout the country, but if you can’t make it to any of his shows you can always purchase his one hour stand-up special, White Man Black Comic.