Posts tagged as Chris Distefano

Chris Distefano on the Insane Workload of a Comedian and His Comedy Central Half Hour

Every year, Comedy Central hands out half-hour specials to up and coming standups as part of its series The Half Hour. NYC-based comedian Chris Distefano has the honor of kicking off the new season of The Half Hour, with his special set to air this Friday at midnight. Distefano rose up via NYC's comedy scene before making the jump to television. He performed his first network standup set last year on Letterman, is currently a regular on MTV2's Guy CodeGuy Court, and MTV's Girl Code.

I recently caught up with Distefano to discuss setting his doctorate in physical therapy aside to focus on comedy, finding out he got his special during a bad breakup, and [...]

Check Out Comedy Central's 10 Comics to Watch 2012

Here's a stand-up showcase featuring Comedy Central's latest batch of 10 Comics to Watch from the New York Comedy Festival this weekend. Owen Benjamin (TBS's Sullivan & Son) hosted the show, and Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch" this year are David Agyekum, Asif Ali, Kate Berlant, Matt D, Chris Distefano, Phil Hanley, Andrew Santino, Lisa Treyger, Brooks Whelan, and Hampton Yount. Last year's "Comics to Watch" list included folks like Kurt Braunohler and Michael Che, who have since seen their careers blown up, so expect to see the same thing happen for some of the comics on this year's list. Watch the whole showcase and figure out who you [...]