Courtesy of Tempe Improv
Chris D'Elia didn't start doing stand-up until 2006, but that's not to say he didn't start working on his comedy well before then.
"My family's real funny, so I had to be funny," D'Elia says. "I really had no choice."
Almost nine years ago, D'Elia began participating in open mic nights as a New Year's resolution. From there, D'Elia found what he wanted to do, and began attending open mics more and more regularly as the year went on.