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 Code, Guy 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 [...]