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American comedian
Chris Distefano
Pseudonym Chrissy D
Birth name Christopher Paul Anthony Distefano
Born (1984-08-26) August 26, 1984 (age 38)
Brooklyn, New York, US
Medium
  • Stand-up
  • podcast
  • television
Alma mater St Joseph’s College (BA)
New York Institute of Technology (DPT)
Years active 2009–present
Genres Observational comedy
Children 2
Notable works and roles Guy Code
Girl Code
Hey Babe! Pod
History Hyenas
Chris Distefano Presents: Chrissy Chaos
Website Official website

Christopher Paul Anthony Distefano (born August 26, 1984) is an American comedian Primarily a stand-up comedian, Distefano began his career in entertainment on MTV and MTV2’s shows Guy Code and Girl Code Distefano’s first hour-long standup special, Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist, was released in 2019 by Comedy Central His second special, Speshy Weshy, premiered on Netflix in May 2022 Distefano co-hosts Hey Babe! podcast with Impractical Jokers’s Sal Vulcano and hosts his own podcast, Chrissy Chaos

Early life

Distefano, who is of mostly German descent (and also has some Italian and Irish ancestry), grew up in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens and attended Archbishop Molloy High School He then attended St Joseph’s College where he played basketball and studied psychology; he graduated in 2006 Distefano was recruited to play for St Joseph’s College Brooklyn’s D-III basketball team in 2002 Distefano was the team’s lead scorer, and was inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame in 2018

Distefano earned a doctorate in physical therapy from New York Institute of Technology in 2010 He went on to practice pediatric physical therapy until 2013 when he began pursuing his career in comedy full-time

Career

Distefano began performing standup in August of 2009 He hosted the 2010 Fencing Masters on the SNY network & Elite 8 of the 2011 and 2012 March Madness Comedy Competition at the comedy club Carolines on Broadway He was selected to headline Carolines Breakout Artist Series and was selected as a finalist in the 2011 NY Comedy Festival Besides Carolines, he also performed standup at venues including New York Comedy Club, Comedy Cellar, Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and the Laugh Lounge

In 2012, Distefano joined the cast MTV’s Guy Code, which was in its second season The following year he also joined the cast of Girl Code He would also go on to appear in episodes of other MTV shows like Guy Court, Guy Code vs Girl Code, Off the Bat, and The Challenge Distefano was a frequent guest on the Opie with Jim Norton show during this time Chris went on to appear on Late Night with David Letterman in June of 2013 In 2014, Distefano’s first half-hour special was released as part of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour

Following an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Distefano began his first national US tour in September of 2015 with Monster Energy Outbreak Presents He co-starred in the 2015 IFC series Benders with Andrew Schulz He was one of two American announcers on Season 2 of Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster, which was released on the streaming service on December 15, 2017 During this period, Distefano took part in seven television pilots which did not get picked up, including a CBS-produced show based on his own life called Distefano Distefano also co-starred in the web series Bay Ridge Boys alongside fellow comic Yannis Pappas, with whom he also co-hosted the weekly history podcast History Hyenas, which was launched in February 2018

Distefano regularly performs and tours globally In January of 2019, his first hour standup special Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist premiered on Comedy Central, which included a personal welcome on stage by Chazz Palminteri The special was part of an overall deal he made with Comedy Central in December 2018, which included the series Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano, and at least two series in development This also includes his weekly podcast Stand-Up with Chris Distefano, launched in April 2019

In February of 2022, Distefano sold out his first performance at New York City’s famous Beacon Theatre He would later go on to sell out his first two shows at the Gramercy Theatre that March, during which he recorded his second special, Speshy Weshy

Chris Distefano signs the Beacon Theatre’s famous elevator before performing a soldout show on Saturday, February 5th, 2022 Source: Beacon Theatre

Distefano, an avid sports fan, has hosted episodes of shows including MLB’s Off The Bat and MSG’s The Brackets He was invited by the New York Mets to throw the first game pitch in 2021 and set off the Vegas Golden Knights’ pre-game siren alongside friend and fellow comedian Andrew Santino in March of 2022 Distefano was also featured on The Pat McAfee Show podcast, hosted by the athlete and sports commentator Pat McAfee in early April

Personal life

Distefano dated comedian Carly Aquilino from 2010 to 2014 Distefano has two children

Filmography

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2012–15 Guy Code Himself From season 2 on
2013–15 Girl Code Himself
2013 Guy Code Honors Himself TV special from 2013 Comic-Con
2013 Ain’t That America Himself Co-host alongside Lil Duval
2013 Charlemagne & Friends Himself VMA pre-party on MTV
2013 Guy Court Himself
2013 The Bracket Himself Co-host alongside Yannis Pappas
2014 Off The Bat From The MLB Fan Cave Himself Co-host alongside Melanie Iglesias
2015 Benders Anthony Pucello 8 episodes
2017 Ultimate Beastmaster Himself Co-host alongside Tiki Barber (season 2)
2017 Distefano Chris Unaired CBS pilot
2019 Ode to Joy Staten Island Meathead
2021 Backyard Bar Wars (TV Series) Himself Host

Discography

Comedy specials

  • Size 38 Waist (2019)
  • Speshy Weshy (2022)

Podcasts

  • History Hyenas with Yannis Pappas (2018–2021)
  • Stand-Up with Chris Distefano (2019)
  • Hey Babe! with Sal Vulcano (2020–present)
  • Chrissy Chaos (2021–present)

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