NBC's Undateable Tour
Featuring: Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman
From Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Spin City, Cougar Town, Clone High) and Adam Sztykiel (Due Date, Made of Honor), Undateable is a new bromantic comedy series about a group of guys who are thisclose to finding a relationship — they just need a little help.
We’ve all seen them: a fairly attractive person who’s nice enough, but some little attribute or quirk makes them totally “undateable.” Enter Danny Burton (Chris D’Elia). Confident, attractive and impervious to outside opinions, 29-year-old Danny — who may be in a state of arrested development himself — decides to transform his new roommate, Justin (Brent Morin), the uncool owner of an unsuccessful bar and a chronic overthinker, and Justin’s group of equally undateable friends — Shelly, Burski and Brett (Ron Funches, Rick Glassman and David Fynn, respectively) — into guys almost as cool as himself. Danny’s older sister, Leslie (Bianca Kajlich), a recently divorced wine rep, is there to help put some shine on these diamonds in the rough … and try to find a date herself.
Executive produced by Lawrence, Sztykiel, and Jeff Ingold (Ground Floor, Surviving Jack), Undateable is inspired by the book Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won’t Be Dating or Having Sex by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle. The series is produced by Doozer in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Chris D'Elia was 16 the first time he performed stand-up comedy. He would act up in church, so the pastor told him that he could do some time on stage afterwards if he behaved himself. Well, he didn't behave, but he was still allowed to get on stage in front of everyone.
Although his church performance was a success, it would be years before D'Elia actually pursued a career in stand-up comedy. East Coast born, West Coast raised, Chris found himself in Los Angeles, taking the stage anywhere he could -- from local coffee shops to various hole-in-the-wall dive bars. Performing every night of the week, he quickly became a regular at all the clubs in Hollywood. His silly, physical humor sets him apart from other comedians. Chris explains, "I never really feel like just standing there and telling jokes. I wanna move around. In fact, 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 shit. Too many bruises."
His comedy is populated with characters and voices, perhaps due to his background in acting. Chris will be starring in NBC's upcoming Undateable and was recently seen co-starring in the NBC sitcom Whitney, opposite Whitney Cummings. He has also guest starred on shows such as Workaholics, Monk, Boston Legal, and the TBS series Glory Daze, among others. Chris has toured the United States with fellow comedian Jo Koy and opened for Carlos Mencia. He has performed his stand-up on Showtime's Live Nude Comedy and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham.
Chris' half-hour Comedy Central Presents special aired in 2011 and his one-hour Comedy Central special White Male. Black Comic premiered in December 2013.
Brent Morin, Connecticut raised but LA based, worked for the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, and continues to work for the Conan show currently on TBS. He spent night after night since Film School crafting his skills as a stand up, and eventually became a paid regular at every major club in Hollywood, including the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory. Brent can be seen frequently performing weekly on the best shows in LA, as well as Colleges and other comedy clubs around the Country. Brent also stars in the upcoming NBC comedy UNDATEABLE, produced by Bill Lawrence.
Ron Funches is a very funny stand up comedian with a unique delivery and lovable demeanor. You just want to hug and squeeze him like a big stuffed bear. His easy going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand up all over the United States impressing audiences everywhere.
Ron’s television appearances include recurring roles on Comedy Central’s Kroll Show and Disney’s CRASH AND BERNSTEIN a guest star role on Fox’s NEW GIRL, stand up performances on TBS’s CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW, and Comedy Central’s JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW. You can catch Ron in his series regular role on NBC’s new show UNDATEABLE.
Rick Glassman doesn’t drink alcohol. He also doesn’t eat cheese, fish, dark-meat poultry, or butter. He thinks that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and that John C. Reilly’s Oscar snub for 2008’s Step Brothers is the greatest crime ever purported on the American movie-going public. At one point in the winter on 2006, he attempted to read an entire book (no pictures), but put it down after hearing the microwave announce the completion of his frozen chicken pot pie.
Rick starting performing comedy in Cleveland, Ohio in the late-2000s after completing his life-long dream of winning the Men’s Intramural Basketball Championship at his alma mater, Kent State University. After an incredibly successful tour of local comedy clubs, coffee shops and community theater short-form improvisation shows, Rick packed up and moved to Los Angeles, California, where he finally got his big break playing a waiter at a popular San-Fernando Valley Steak House. From there, his star has seemed to rise to astronomical levels.
Today, you may recognize him from his background work in Always Sunny in Philadelphia, his role as a wise-cracking newlywed in a spot for some local Chicago real-estate bank, or his many videos on a popular mobile-device-only video sharing app, one with over 1000 likes. Rick will also be starring on the upcoming Bill Lawrence multi-cam sitcom, Undateable, coming this fall to NBC, when some other show gets cancelled.
(My brother Matt wrote this. My mom thinks it's so funny. It's pretty accurate.)