A Long Journey to the Big Leagues of Live Stand-Up Comedy
Date Posted:February 27, 2023
From Humble Beginnings to the Stand-Up Limelight.
In an interview with Joke Wrld, stand-up comedian Chris Distefano announced his biggest show ever at Radio City Music Hall on September 22nd in New York City. He expressed his excitement about performing in his hometown and at such a legendary venue where he had previously attended shows and has walked past hundreds of times in his life. Distefano revealed that he had started his comedy career in New York at a place called the Maui Taco, and performing at Radio City was a significant achievement for him.
Chris Distefano to star in "Super Maximum Retro Show" premiering in March
Distefano also talked about his upcoming TV show, “Super Maximum Retro Show,” which premieres in March. The show is about the 1970s, 80s, and 90s and how the world used to be during that time. He praised Vice TV and Camelot for allowing the edgier material to stay in the show, saying that they fought for it. He also hinted that he would be able to say even worse things in the show than what previously got him fired from Netflix.
Distefano shared his emotional journey to get to this point in his career, which took him thirteen years of hard work. He admitted that he was often critical of himself and would beat himself up, but for this achievement in particular, he wanted to take it all in and be proud of himself.
The ‘Super Maximum Retro Show’ is a comedic clip show that showcases a panel of hosts including Chris Distefano, alongside special guests from the entertainment industry. The show aims to bring out the most absurd and humorous aspects of the 70s, 80s, and 90s through witty commentary, jokes, and satire. The show is set to premiere on Tuesday, March 7th, at 10 pm Eastern exclusively on Vice TV.
Dan Soder leaving the Bonfire podcast
Last week, Dan Soder, a long-time co-host of the ‘Bonfire’ podcast, announced that he would be leaving the show. Soder’s departure, scheduled for March 1st, comes as no surprise as he had been contemplating leaving the show for over a year. Fans of the podcast were saddened by the news of his departure.
Only two comedians were being considered as potential replacements for Soder. Robert Kelly and Joe DeRosa were the final contenders, with Bobby Kelly eventually being named as Soder's successor. Kelly made the announcement via Instagram, expressing his excitement about joining Big Jay Oakerson and the Bonfire crew. However, Kelly acknowledged that he could never fill Soder's shoes, but promised to keep the bonfire burning and have a blast with Oakerson.
Rolling Credits: Who appeared on comedy podcasts this week?
Some of the clips used in this video are from these comedy podcasts:
Blocks hosted by Neal Brennan with guest Andrew Schulz
New(-ish) stand-up comedy specials out recently include:
And These Are Jokes by Drew Lynch on YouTube
Razzle Dazzle by Bert Kreischer on Netflix (Available for streaming March 14, 2023)
The Hustler by Kelsey Cook
Dog Belly by Big Jay Oakerson on YouTube is scheduled for release April 5, 2023