On Sunday night, a live national comedy tour starring the men of ‘Undateable’ performed in front of a sold out crowd at the Magic Bag in Ferndale.

undateable-nbc-640x361We sat down backstage with the cast and crew of Undateable. Cast mates Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Rick Glassman and David Fynn were all on deck prior to the show, laughing and teasing one another.

Also present was executive producer Adam Sztykiel, a metro Detroit native and home town friend who graduated from Groves High School.

We interviewed Sztykiel last Spring about Undateable. They had a shaky start, but the bromantic voyage of the guys on the show, eventually lured an audience. Everyone can identify with feeling ‘undateable’ and we all have that friend who grabs the attention of the opposite sex easily, and listening to their advice on dating can be infuriating. Their new spot, Tuesday at 9 p.m. follows ‘The Voice’ which is a good act to follow.

These guys are all comedians, friends in real life, and are no strangers to a little improv. Roughly a third of the show is improvised.

The show is set in Ferndale, and it was appropriate that their show take place at the Magic Bag.

QUESTION: What are your undateable qualities?

David Fynn: “Absolute inability to pick up on flirting.”

Brent Morin: “I’m A.D.D., that’s my problem, I can’t sit still, I never sit still long enough to be liked.”

Rick Glassman: “I gotta be honest… I got a lot of issues that I have about myself, but I’m fucking the best boyfriend in the world, guess because I’m taken. I’m loyal, take care of the girl, I look good when I work out, quick and funny, close to my parents, good with computers, play magic the gathering, but won’t force you to learn, I keep my money in a safe but I also keep it in a bank, I always have cash, my credit score is perfect, I’m over six foot, now I can dunk, I’m a ten, I guess my most undateable quality is I talk too much about myself.”

Chris D’Elia: “Girls don’t like me because I’m selfish.”

QUESTION: What were your favorite shows growing up?

Glassman: “Fresh Prince, Boy Meets World, Simpsons, Seinfeld.”

Morrin: “Anything by Ricky Gervais, Cheers, Seinfeld, Office (British version), Frazier, Friends.”

Fynn: “Office, Simpsons, Getting On, Combat, Last Man on Earth.”

D’Elia: ” Full House, Family Matters.”

QUESTION: Who’s your comedic Icon?

D’Elia: “Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy.”

Morin: “Vince Vaughn.”

Glassman: “Will Smith.”

QUESTION: Who would you want to work with?

Morin: ” Vince Vaughn.”

Glassman: “Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Dax Shepard, Will Smith.”

Fynn: “Will Ferrell.”

QUESTION: What are your favorite foods?

Glassman: “Any good Chinese food or Deli.”

Morin: “Big Italian fan, Thai food.”

Check out the show’s second season on Tuesday nights at 9pm on NBC!

 

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