Congratulations to Chris DiStefano who will be taking over Friday nights on Comedy Central with a series of interstitial short segments between stand up segments on Friday nights. Yes THAT Chris Distefano who at Moontower Comedy festival shied away from hosting and ended up having one of the best sets of the fest.
Titled “Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano,” the weekly series will star Distefano with a weekly guest catching up, and answering stupid questions, and the segments will weave in and out of the channel programming. The series premieres this Friday, June 1st with guest Nikki Glaser and provides a whole new reason to tune in all night.
Anne Harris and Brian Ziskind are Executives in Charge for Comedy Central.
Chris Distefano is an actor and comedian based in New York. You can see him starring in the IFC series Benders, co-hosting Ultimate Beastmaster on Netflix, on his webseries Bay Ridge Boys, and in the upcoming Amazon pilot Making Friends. Distefano has appeared on MTV’s Guy Code and Girl Code, as well as truTV’s Comedy Knockout. He recently starred in and Co-Executive Produced the Sony/CBS pilot Distefano, based on his life and written by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the creators of How I Met Your Mother. Distefano has performed stand-up on Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, and The Half Hour on Comedy Central. Distefano recently filmed a forthcoming one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central.
Comedy Central is the epicenter of stand-up, featuring original one-hour specials from a wide variety of incredibly talented comedians including Roy Wood Jr., Amy Schumer, Daniel Tosh, Pete Davidson, Kyle Kinane, Lewis Black, Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Chris Hardwick, Kurt Braunohler and more, as well as a diverse slate of original series ranging from the part-stand-up/part-travelogue Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City, to long-form storytelling show This Is Not Happening, to super-sized stand-up exhibition Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents, to insult-comedy competition Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle, to the forthcoming This Week at the Comedy Cellar, an all-new series peeking inside New York City’s hottest comedy club as the country’s top comedians tackle the freshest topics of the week.