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Chris Distefano

Chris Distefano

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Birthday: Aug 26, 1984

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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.

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Off The Bat From the MLB Fan Cave, Chris Distefano, ©MTV Off The Bat From the MLB Fan Cave, Chris Distefano, ©MTV Off The Bat From the MLB Fan Cave, Chris Distefano, ©MTV Off The Bat From the MLB Fan Cave, Chris Distefano, ©MTV Benders, Ruy Iskandar (L), Chris Distefano (C), Andrew Schulz (R), 'Choke', Season 1, Ep. #1, 10/01/2015, ©IFC Benders, Chris Distefano (L), Andrew Schulz (R), 'Choke', Season 1, Ep. #1, 10/01/2015, ©IFC Benders, Chris Distefano, 'Choke', Season 1, Ep. #1, 10/01/2015, ©IFC Benders, Chris Distefano (L), Andrew Schulz (C), Mark Margolis (R), 'Choke', Season 1, Ep. #1, 10/01/2015, ©IFC Benders, Andrew Schulz (L), Ruy Iskandar (C), Mark Gessner (R), 'Choke', Season 1, Ep. #1, 10/01/2015, ©IFC Benders, Chris Distefano, 'The Prodigal Son', Season 1, Ep. #3, 10/15/2015, ©IFC Benders, Chris Distefano, 'The Prodigal Son', Season 1, Ep. #3, 10/15/2015, ©IFC Benders, from left: Chris Distefano, Andrew Schulz, Ruy Iskandar, Mark Gessner, 'The Sport of Kings', Season 1, Ep. #5, 10/29/2015, ©IFC Benders, Gia Crovatin (L), Chris Distefano (R), 'The Sport of Kings', Season 1, Ep. #5, 10/29/2015, ©IFC Benders, Chris Distefano (L), Mark Gessner (C), Andrew Schulz (R), 'The Sport of Kings', Season 1, Ep. #5, 10/29/2015, ©IFC Benders, from left: Ruy Iskandar, Chris Distefano, Andrew Schulz, Mark Gessner, 'Season 1', 10/01/2015, ©IFC Benders, Dan Amboyer, 'Season 1', 10/01/2015, ©IFC Benders, Chris Distefano (L), Ruy Iskandar (R), 'Season 1', 10/01/2015, ©IFC Benders, from left: Ruy Iskandar, Andrew Schulz, Chris Distefano, Mark Gessner, 'Season 1', 10/01/2015, ©IFC Benders, Chris Distefano (L), Andrew Schulz (C), Mark Gessner (R), 'Season 1', 10/01/2015, ©IFC Benders, Chris Distefano (L), Andrew Schulz (R), 'Season 1', 10/01/2015, ©IFC

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet 77% Chris Distefano: Speshy Weshy Self,
Screenwriter
- 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show Unknown (Character) - 2020

TV

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No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2023-2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backyard Bar Wars Host 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ultimate Beastmaster: U.S. Host 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Jay Oakerson's What's Your F... Deal?! Guest 2017
100% 29% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Guest 2015-2016
38% 73% Benders Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Half Hour Unknown (Character) 2014