Me Too’d Comedian Is Attempting A Comeback in Albany? Who Is It?
With a full fall of comedy shows coming to the Capital Region, one show just announced this week is raising eyebrows. While most comedians are judged by their on-stage content, this sleazy performer was taken down on a national scale by the Me Too Movement.
Dozens of women came forward in 2020 with stories of the comedian’s predatory behavior, including numerous stories of him exposing himself to unsuspecting victims. Perhaps worst of all, he was also accused of grooming underage girls who he frequently invited to his hotel room after shows. One girl even said the performer direct messaged her on Instagram when she was 14.
The incredible volume and nature of the accusations against the now-42-year-old married father of one were so credible that Spotify actually pulled four episodes of the proudly controversial Joe Rogan Experience podcast featuring the man. Netflix had him digitally edited out of Zach Snyder’s Army of the Dead, and replaced with comedian Tig Notaro. (The process was also really quite remarkable on a purely cinematic level.)
Who Is Attempting a Comeback in Albany This Fall?
Chris D’Elia will be playing The Egg on November 13. D’Elia recently resumed his personal podcast after a hiatus and has been once again playing small club gigs since August, gaging a larger scale return.
D’Elia did attempt an apology, saying he got “caught up in the life.” But the predatory behavior he exhibited around minors is much worse than the common foibles of celebrity. It’s enough to leave many wondering why any venue would give him a home now.