Chris Distefano is an American stand-up comedian, podcaster, and actor who released the stand-up special Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist in 2019.
He was born on August 26, 1984, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Distefano went to Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens.
In 2006, Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Joseph’s College.
In 2010, he earned a doctorate in physical therapy from the New York Institute of Technology.
”I went specifically into pediatrics, and it was great,” Distefano told Forbes. ”I worked with mentally and physically handicapped kids, I loved it, I loved my job.”
Chris practiced pediatric physical therapy until 2013.
”I loved doing physical therapy,” he said in an interview. ”It was great, it was gratifying, it’s a position of helping people.”
In 2010, Distefano hosted the Fencing Masters on the SNY station.
In 2011, Chris was a finalist at the New York Comedy Festival.
In 2013, he appeared on MTV and MTV2’s shows Guy Code and Girl Code.
Also in 2013, Distefano co-hosted the MSG show The Bracket.
In 2015, Chris performed in the IFC series ”Benders” alongside comedian Andrew Schulz.
In February 2018, Distefano and Yannis Pappas started to host the podcast ”History Hyenas.”
”We’re both from Brooklyn, and we both love history so much,” Chris said about Pappas. He added: ”And we both come from neighborhoods where you could never really be honest with your friends.”
In December 2018, Distefano inked a deal with exclusive on- and off-camera services with Comedy Central.
”I am honored at the opportunity they’ve given me, and I can’t wait to bring these new projects to life,” Chris said.
”He’s razor-sharp, magnetic, and relatable – key to success on all platforms – so we couldn’t be more excited to enter into this deal with him,” Jonas Larsen and Sarah Babineau, Co-Heads of Talent and Development, Comedy Central, said about Chris.
On January 18, 2019, ”Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist” premiered on Comedy Central.
In 2019, Distefano appeared in Ode to Joy, a romantic comedy film in which also stars Morena Baccarin and Martin Freeman.
In October 2020, Chris and comedian Andrew Santino performed live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City.
From 2010 to 2014, Chris dated Carly Aquilino, an American stand-up comedian who was a host of Girl Code Live.
She’s also a regular cast member of the Girl Code comedy series on MTV.
In February 2015, Chris Distefano married Jazzy, a Zumba instructor.
In May 2015, the couple had a daughter named Delilah.
”These two girls changed my life,” Distefano wrote on his Instagram in January 2016. ”2015 was best year of my life. Thank you, Jazzy, for giving me our beautiful Delilah. I’ll love you both forever.”
Distefano and Jazzy divorced in 2018.
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”True humor is saying the thing that people wouldn’t dare to say at work, but they’re thinking about it, and it’s really funny.”
”Every comedian, every artist has a different vision, and I’m cool with all that, but I really just care to talk about my family.”
”I never say anything on stage that didn’t actually happen, I mean I don’t embellish things.”
”I learned how to work with people but also still fight for what I want.”
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Chris Distefano – Net Worth
Distefano earned most of his wealth from performing stand-up comedy.
In 2019, Chris released the stand-up special Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist. He served as co-host of Netflix’s ”Ultimate Beastmaster.”
Distefano appeared on Guy Code, Failosophy, Girl Code, The Bracket, Money From Strangers, People Talking Sports: And Other Stuff, The Stand-Up Show with Katherine Ryan, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, Hey Babe!, Above Average Presents, and Benders.
He also hosts Hey Babe with Sal Vulcano. Therefore, comedian Chris Distefano has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
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