Chris Distefano Biography
Chris Distefano is an American comedian. He is primarily a stand-up comedian but has also acted on television and film.
Chris Distefano Age
Distefano was born on 28th August 1984 in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States of America. As of 2023, he is 39 years old. He celebrates his birthday on 28th August every year.
Chris Distefano Height
He stands at 5 feet 11 inches.
Chris Distefano Education
He went to Archbishop Molloy High School and later attended St. Joseph’s College, majoring in psychology and playing basketball. He graduated in 2006 and was recruited to join St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn’s D-III basketball team in 2002, where he became the leading scorer and was honored with induction into the college’s Hall of Fame in 2018.
In 2010, Distefano obtained a doctorate in physical therapy from the New York Institute of Technology. He practiced pediatric physical therapy until 2013, at which point he transitioned to a full-time career in comedy.
Chris Distefano Parents/ Chris Distefano Father
Chris was raised by his mother as his father died when he was young. During an episode of Above Average’s Storytime Chris told and reenacted the story of his dad being a priest. He played all the parts including his father’s where his very assertive father had to deal with him after being expelled from a Catholic Boy’s School.
Chris Distefano Wife
Chris and Jazzy tied the knot on February 1, 2015, in New York. In an interview, Chris shared that they first crossed paths at a Zumba class, a regular haunt for him. Prior to his marriage to Jazzy, Chris was romantically involved with Carly Aquilino, his co-star on ‘The Guy Code.’ However, their relationship came to an end in early 2014, with personal issues being cited as the reason for their separation.
Chris Distefano Daughter/ Delilah Distefano
While he is relatively private about his family life, he occasionally shares glimpses of his father-daughter bond on social media and in his stand-up routines. Delilah’s exact age is not publicly known, but she is estimated to be around 8 years old as of December 2023. Her mother is Carly Aquilino, a model and actress whom Distefano married in 2015.
Distefano has spoken openly about the joys and challenges of fatherhood. He describes Delilah as his “everything” and credits her with changing his perspective on life. He often jokes about the “terrifying” relationship he has with his daughter, highlighting her strong personality and sense of humor.
Chris Distefano Net worth
Distefano has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Chris Distefano Career
Chris embarked on his comedy journey by crafting brief comedic scripts and showcasing them at a local comedy venue. During this period, his performances drew inspiration mainly from Jay Leno’s comedic style. Eager to expand his reach, Chris submitted his scripts to esteemed comedy clubs, eventually landing a spot at the renowned Gotham Comedy Club, a significant milestone in his career.
His outstanding performances at Gotham Comedy Club paved the way for regular gigs and opportunities at other esteemed comedy venues such as Carolines on Broadway and Comedy Cellar. The turning point came in 2010 when he hosted the Fencing Masters US Olympics, catapulting him to widespread recognition and establishing him as a highly sought-after celebrity host. The following year, in 2011, he hosted the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship.
In 2012, Chris took center stage as the host of the ‘March Madness Comedy Competition’ at Carolines on Broadway. Additionally, he delivered stellar opening acts for fellow comedians like Richard Lewis, Gilbert Gottfried, and Artie Lange. A familiar presence on the airwaves, Chris became a regular guest on ‘Opie with Jim Norton,’ a radio show hosted by Gregg Hughes and Jim Norton.
2013 marked a significant year for Chris as he presented a 90-minute act at Comic-Con, the renowned comic convention held in San Diego. Simultaneously, he debuted as the host of MTV’s TV show, ‘Ain’t That America,’ alongside comedian Lil Duval. Further showcasing his versatility, Chris appeared as a guest artist on CBS’ late-night talk show, ‘Late Show with David Letterman.’ The following year, in 2014, he assumed the role of host for ‘Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave,’ a sports talk show.
Chris Distefano Stand Up
Distefano began his career in entertainment on MTV and MTV2’s shows “Guy Code” and “Girl Code” in the early 2010s. These shows, which featured a panel of comedians discussing various aspects of male and female behavior, provided him with a platform to showcase his comedic talent and develop his unique style.
In 2017, Distefano released his first stand-up special, “Chris Distefano: In This Together” on Netflix. The special was a critical and commercial success, solidifying his place as a rising star in the comedy world.
In addition to stand-up, Distefano hosts the popular podcast “Chrissy Chaos,” where he interviews guests and discusses a variety of topics. He has also appeared in several television shows and films, including “Broad City,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “Workaholics,” “The Week Of,” and “The House.”
Chris Distefano Comedy Central
In 2012, he was chosen from a pool of comedians to participate in Comedy Central’s ‘Comics to Watch’ show during the New Year Festival in New York City. Recognized as ‘New York’s Funniest,’ he also served as the scriptwriter for the Breakout Artist Comedy Series at Carolines on Broadway.
Chris Distefano Guy Code
In 2011, he secured a role in the second season of MTV2’s comedy reality series, ‘Guy Code,’ ultimately becoming part of the most well-received season. The show humorously and satirically portrays the unwritten rules of male conduct. Subsequently, in 2013, he joined the cast of the MTV series ‘Girl Code,’ an extension of the original ‘Guy Code,’ focusing on the dynamics of female relationships. During the fall of 2013, he took on dual roles as both a judge and a convict in the third spin-off of ‘Guy Code’ titled ‘Guys Court.’
Chris serves as the host of Ultimate Beastmaster, an American reality competition show that first aired on Netflix on February 24, 2017. The program highlights both international talent and participants from six specific countries. The show features television hosts, actors, comedians, and athletes as commentators representing the six countries involved in the competition.
Every episode introduces twelve contestants, with two participants hailing from each country. These contestants navigate a new obstacle course referred to as “The Beast.” The contestant who emerges victorious in each episode earns the title of “Beastmaster.” The Beastmasters from the nine episodes proceed to the final course, competing to achieve the coveted title of Ultimate Beastmaster.
Chris Distefano Social Media Platforms
Distefano is active on his social media platforms. He has 682k followers on Instagram, 277.3k on (X) Twitter, and 520k followers on Facebook.