Review: Chris D’Elia “Man On Fire” on Netflix

Chris D’Elia’s third hour of stand-up comedy, and second for Netflix, just came out. It’s called Man On Fire, as D’Elia references the Denzel Washington movie to remind us that we may all want to pretend we’re Denzel, but none of us are actually the stars of our own movie.

He spends the majority of this hour telling us how he doesn’t want to pretend to be someone else. And yet, as I write in my review for Decider:

America sees two Chris D’Elias.

On TV, one Chris D’Elia outshines his co-stars in sitcoms such as NBC’s Whitney and Undateable. Onstage as a stand-up, another D’Elia exists in a world where he can remain immature, less in on the joke of his lifestyle than his sitcom characters seem to be. In his second Netflix special, Chris D’Elia: Man On Fire wants us to know he’s changed over the past decade. But has he grown up?

Find out how I answer that question and more: Read my full review of Chris D’Elia: Man on Fire, over at Decider.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

View all posts by Sean L. McCarthy →