Chris Distefano’s Comedy Central Contract Could Be a Game Changer

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Written By Joseph Santiago

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Chris Distefano’s new general deal with Comedy Central could function as a blueprint for future deals for top comedians to aspire to lock.

The agreement with Comedy Central carries a second-hour special, an animated show, an unscripted series along with also the continuation of his Friday night interstitial series Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano, in addition to first look at content created/developed for any Comedy Central platform.

The venture comes after the 34-year-old, New York-based comedian had seven pilots not to make it into the air within the last several years, including a for CBS based on his lifetime together with Chaz Palminteri (A Bronx Tale) playing his dad. He also co-created the former job with How I Met Your Mother founders Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. read more

THE STAND NYC EXPANDS TO QUEENS WITH THE DEBUT OF THE STANDING ROOM

MANHATTAN’S THE STAND EXPANDS TO QUEENS WITH THE DEBUT OF THE STANDING ROOM

Cate Misczuk I August 18, 2015

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The Standing Room opened it’s doors Thursday night to new guests, and old patrons of The Stand NYC, for an all around good time in Long Island City, Queens. Amy Hawthorne, one of the city’s best comedy producers, helped put the grand opening together. The debut show featured Big Jay Oakerson, Judah Friedlander, Chris Distefano, and Monroe Martin among others.

The club is the brainchild of Patrick Milligan, Cris Italia, Paul Italia, and David Kimowitz, the same geniuses who brought you The Stand NYC. The new club sits just on the other side of the East River, inside the newly renovated space that was The Laughing Devil comedy club. The Standing Room’s showroom seats about 35, but there obviously some standing room to pack more in if necessary. read more