Chris D’Elia’s L.A. gig canceled over scheduling battle

Chris D’Elia’s upcoming gig on the Improv in Hollywood has been canceled due to a scheduling battle, in response to the booker on the legendary Melrose Avenue comedy membership.

“Chris had a scheduling conflict,” booker Erin von Schonfeldt advised The Occasions on Thursday, not lengthy after Rolling Stone reported that the gig had been “quietly canceled after new sexual misconduct allegations.”

D’Elia had been scheduled to carry out subsequent Wednesday on the membership, which is promoting performances by Fortune Feimster, Matt Rife, Sherry Cola, Ashley Hesseltine, Charles Greaves and Matty Chymbor in its 8 p.m. slot that night time. There isn’t a point out of who may carry out later that night.

D’Elia has two exhibits set for the Balboa Theatre in San Diego this weekend, then hits the Brea Improv — which Von Schonfeldt additionally books — Jan. 13-15 for 5 exhibits that the membership’s web site notes are “almost sold out.” His tour takes him from there to gigs throughout the nation, which he has booked into Could.

After accusations of D’Elia’s inappropriate habits surfaced on social media in 2020, 5 ladies shared their allegations of sexual misconduct with The Occasions that June.

After eight months out of the highlight, he owned as much as his misconduct in February 2021, saying in a video, “Sex, it controlled my life. It was my focus all the time, and I had a problem. And I do have a problem. It’s not like months down the line everything’s better. I need to do work on that.”

There had been on-line hypothesis that this week’s cancellation was linked to the latest launch of a brand new YouTube documentary that ranges additional allegations of misconduct in opposition to the comedian.

A federal child-porn and sexual-exploitation lawsuit was filed in opposition to him within the Central District of California in March 2021 by a “Jane Doe” who claimed the comedian solicited nude pictures from her and had intercourse along with her when she was 17. Nonetheless, the girl withdrew her case lower than two months later. It was dismissed with out prejudice in late April 2021.

In June 2022, D’Elia married longtime girlfriend Kristin Taylor, then in late September he was hit with a brief restraining order by a girl he stated he by no means met.

In his response to the short-term order, D’Elia stated the girl, Caroline Schmitz, had been harassing him on-line since 2019. He denied any of the conduct that was alleged. Schmitz didn’t present up at an Oct. 19 listening to on whether or not to make the restraining order everlasting, and the order was dissolved.