No events have been scheduled for this comedian. Join our club and we'll notify you when shows are coming up. New York-based actor and comedian Chris Distefano has become a favorite with audiences and industry insiders alike. Most recently, Comedy Central signed Chris an overall deal which includes a second hour-long stand-up special, an animated series, and an unscripted series. Also with Pappas, Chris co-hosts the popular weekly history podcast History Hyenas , which is available on iTunes and Riotcast.
Mon 24 – Tue 25 Jun 2019
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Actor and comedian Chris Distefano has always wanted to make people laugh. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N. Distefano is set to perform at the D. Drafthouse Comedy Theater on March 8 and 9. Q: Where do you find your comedy inspirations, and how do you think your comedy has evolved over time? A: I think my comedy comes from, it would be like my defense mechanism when I was like sad or like having like an emotional outburst, instead of like yelling or doing drugs or something like that, I would just try to make people laugh. I instinctually try to make people laugh, as opposed to, you know, trying to, you know, sound intelligent to them or try to be interesting or mean. How do you feel that background has shaped your comedy and your connection to the special? How do you think that the industry has changed to make that possible, and how do you feel about it?
Fortunately, Chris is able to enjoy a few minutes of solitude as we explore his unique path to comedy, his fast-rising career and his strategy for staying at the top of his game. Old school Brooklyn-Bronx Italians. You guys are criminals. I think I developed a sense of humor very naturally and organically. Subconsciously, it was always a defense mechanism. Like when happened, so many kids in my high school were affected by it. My mom worked in the second tower that was hit.