Undateable’s Chris D’Elia

We’re starting Monday out with a really cute, funny, opinionated guy…where could things go wrong? But seriously, between NBC’s Undateable and the Justin Bieber Roast, actor and comedian Chris D’Elia is a true favorite of ours these days.

Besides hating sauce and avoiding garlic on dates, D’Elia also thinks you should never ever wear hats unless you’re cold. He also hates pranks. We inquired further to see just what things he is on board with (spoiler alert; sandwiches are one of them)…

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From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?

Breakfast sandwich, turkey sandwich, and pasta.

Similarities/differences between you and our Undateable character? 

We are both very selfish, but I think I have fewer jackets than Danny.

Funniest moment on set of Undateable so far…

The creator of the show – Bill Lawrence – had a bad stomach flu, so he started taking some liquid medicine to calm his stomach. It wouldn’t get better for days and then he realized he was drinking Ex-lax the whole time.

Any foods you won’t order on a date? Why or why not?

I will never order anything garlic heavy because then everyone is going to have a horrible time.

The funniest advice you’ve ever received…

Never stop fucking.

Advice you’d give to your younger self…

Stop fucking.

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If you could be any other male actor or comic for one day who would it be? Why? 

Arnold Schwarzenegger. I’ve got to live inside that head.

The thing everyone finds funny except for you…


What’s one thing we don’t know about you? Why are you telling us about it now? 

I don’t do drugs. I don’t drink. Ever. I never have. Ever. I’m telling you now because people thought I was coked up during the [Justin] Bieber roast.

What are your favorite cities for food? What restaurants do you go to in each?

NYC! I love the food here. I love the restaurant Catch and also give me all the Chipotle. I’ll eat it all.

Any weird food habits? What are they? 

I don’t like sauce. Fuck sauce.

Any weird style habits? 

I don’t ever wear a hat. Hats are ridiculous unless you are cold. If you have a hat on and you’re a dude, take that hat off and run it over.

In the same vein as ‘what is the new black’ what’s the new potato right now? 

Air max shoes.

*Chris D’Elia, photographed in New York, NY by Danielle Kosann.