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Chris first burst onto the scene as a standout on MTV’s talking heads franchise Guy Code/Girl Code, with PopSugar naming him the “funniest guy on MTV.” He went on to star in the IFC series Benders and serve as co-host of Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster. He also recently starred in and Co-Executive Produced the Sony/CBS pilot Distefano, based on his life and written by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the creators of How I Met Your Mother.

New York-based actor and comedian Chris Distefano is poised to have a busy 2019. With his first hour standup special premiering, his popular TV series extended, and an overall deal with Comedy Central, Chris has become a favorite with audiences and industry insiders alike.

In addition to his first special and the extension of his series, Comedy Central just signed Chris to an overall deal for exclusive on- and off-camera services, as well as a first look at content created/developed for any platform. The pact encompasses several projects already in development, including a second hour-long stand-up special, an animated series, and an unscripted series. He also co-stars in the web series Bay Ridge Boys alongside fellow comic Yannis Pappas. Also with Pappas, Chris co-hosts the popular weekly history podcast History Hyenas, which is available on iTunes and Riotcast, you can check out that website here: http://historyhyenas.com/.

Chris’ first hour standup special Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist premiered on Comedy Central on January 18th, 2019. His half hour standup special premiered on the network in 2014. Chris’ weekly interstitial Comedy Central series Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano was also just extended for a new batch of episodes. The series, created to intertwine Comedy Central’s stand-up world with its deep archive of classics during the network’s stand-up heavy Friday nights, features Distefano and a guest out late, catching up, and doing their best to answer stupid questions. There are no wrong answers, just truly stupid questions.

He has appeared on TruTV’s Comedy Knockout and MSG Network’s People Talking Sports, and he has performed stand-up on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman, and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. Chris is a favorite on the standup festival circuit, with Interrobang lauding his recent appearance at The Moontower Comedy Festival as “one of the best sets of the fest” and Exclaim! calling his 2018 appearance at The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival “a pleasure to watch with his macho but never arrogant style.” He can be seen performing almost every weekend at clubs and theaters across the country, and he can be heard as a regular guest on many of Sirius XM Radio’s most popular shows, including The Bonfire, Jim Norton and Sam Roberts, and Sway in the Morning.


Tickets

Tickets

August

9

2019

DTE Energy Music Theatre

Detroit, MI

August

13

2019

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, NV

August

22 - 23

2019

Zanies

Chicago, IL

August

24

2019

Zanies

Rosemont, IL

September

13

2019

Des Moines Funny Bone

West Des Moines, IA

September

14

2019

Funny Bone

Kansas City, MO

September

19 - 21

2019

Punchline

Atlanta, GA

September

27 - 28

2019

Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

October

10 - 12

2019

Punch Line

Sacramento, CA

October

17 - 19

2019

Comedy on State

Madison, WI

November

21 - 23

2019

House of Comedy

Bloomington, MN

November

29 - 30

2019

Gotham Comedy Club

New York, NY

March

5 - 7

2020

Houston Improv Comedy Club

Houston, TX

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  • @misterp79 “Piss in my Ass” @historyhyenas subscribe now! We go wild! I love the gays and Ruth Bader Ginsberg is my hero!!! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈
  • Sometimes we go wild on @historyhyenas if you like comedy and learning then get our podcast! We are here for a good time, not a long time!! Yaaaaaassss!!! WE SUPPORT SAME SEX MARRIAGE AND ARE PRO CHOICE FYI!!! #greatpeople #goodforus #historyhyenas
  • WOW!!!! @yannispappas hour special #BlowingtheLight produced by the phenom @andrewschulz ! This is going to be wild!!! @historyhyenas
  • It’s nice to get punched in the face sometimes. 
Zanies Chicago 8/22-24
Atlanta Punchline Sept 19-21
  • Enjoy the day today
  • Bay Ridge Boys: Chris finally unleashes a truth on Yannis he’s been holding in for 25 years. Yannis & their friend Nimesh finally come clean too. Directed by @jimserpico
  • Bay Ridge Boys: Yannis thinks he may be dying. We find out just how good a friend Chris is. Directed by @jimserpico special guest @vicdibitetto
  • Chris finds out who his real dad is. Yannis lives the short lived dream of being the best friend of a Brooklyn legend’s son. #bayridgeboys
  • Babes coming to your city! Also added Aug 22-23 in Chicago at Zanies! Tag a friend and come to the show and be ca ca ca ca caayuteeee. Flyer by @bayley.fesler