Chris Distefano

Comedian Chris Distefano got his first inkling to become a performer when he was growing up as an only child in Brooklyn, New York. A self described "weird kid," Distefano depended on his imagination to keep him ... Read more »
Born: 08/26/1984 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (5)

Benders 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Girl Code 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

Failosophy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Performer
Other (2)

The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Assistant

VH1 Storytellers: Mary J. Blige 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Production Assistant

Biography

Comedian Chris Distefano got his first inkling to become a performer when he was growing up as an only child in Brooklyn, New York. A self described "weird kid," Distefano depended on his imagination to keep him entertained. He would go on to study psychology at St. Joseph's College and physical therapy at the New York Institute of Technology, and he worked as a pediatric physical therapist after graduating. Then in 2008, he signed up for a stand-up comedy class at Gotham Comedy Club. The following year, he began pursuing a comedy career, performing live almost every night. By 2012, Comedy Central was naming Distefano one of their "Comics to Watch," and by 2013, he had landed a gig hosting the MTV2 comedy series "Guy Code" (MTV2, 2011-2015). The children he was treating during his day job as a physical therapist began recognizing him from his appearances on TV. The following year, he landed his first half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central, opening him up to an even wider audience of comedy fans. In 2015, Distefano joined the cast of the hockey-themed sports comedy series "Benders" (IFC, 2015-). He remained active in the stand-up scene, performing at New York venues like at Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, and The Comedy Cellar.

Relationships

Carly Aquilino Host

Ex-Companion

EDUCATION

New York Institute of Technology

St Joseph's College

Milestones

2015

Joined the cast of the comedy series "Benders."

2014

Performed in his first half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central.

2012

Was a finalist in the "New York's Funniest" competition at the New York Comedy festival.

2012

Was named one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch."

2011

Began hosting the series "Guy Code."

2010

Hosted the Fencing Masters on SportsNet New York.

Bonus Trivia

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Performed regularly at Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, and The Comedy Cellar.

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Worked as a pediatric physical therapist before he became a full time comedian.

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Began trying his hand at stand-up comedy after taking a class at Gotham Comedy Club in 2008.

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