Comedian Mike DeStefano Dies of a Heart Attack
Some sad news today: Punchline Magazine is reporting that standup Mike DeStefano died of a heart attack last night.
DeStefano, who gained some mainstream success last year due to his final five stature in the most recent season of Last Comic Standing, was set to perform his one-man show A Cherry Tree in The Bronx on Wednesday at the Barrow Street Theater in New York City. He had just finished a run of sold-out shows, as he performed a similar show under the title Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy at the Producer’s Club Theater in New York.
For more on Mike’s life, here’s a link to his interview with Marc Maron on the WTF Podcast. My thoughts go out to his friends and family.