My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

How Success Happens Podcast

Stand-Up Comedian Chris Distefano's Journey From Physical Therapist to Professional Joke Maker (Podcast)

The Brooklyn-born comic reveals the secret of 'bombing gracefully.'
Stand-Up Comedian Chris Distefano's Journey From Physical Therapist to Professional Joke Maker (Podcast)
Image credit: Loshak PR
Entrepreneur Staff
Special Projects Director
1 min read

In a way, every standup comedian is an entrepreneur. Especially when starting out, comics must be their own writer, director, manager, agent and booker.

Brooklyn-born Chris Distefano -- who burst onto the scene on MTV’s Guy Code -- has now been at it for over 10 years. His first hour-long special, Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist, premiered in January on Comedy Central, and his weekly interstitial series, Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano, was just extended for a new batch of episodes. Additionally, he recently signed an overall deal with the network that includes a second hour-long stand-up special, an animated series and an unscripted series. 

Related: How Rockabye Baby! Founder (and David Lee Roth's Sister) Hit It Big Turning Rock Songs Into Lullabies

On this episode of How Success Happens, we explore Distefano’s journey from full-time physical therapist to highly successful comedian. His secret? Credit something he’s dubbed “bombing gracefully.”

More from Entrepreneur

Dustin's experience and expertise can help you monetize your message, build a marketing strategy and connect with influencers.
In as little as seven months, the Entrepreneur Authors program will turn your ideas and expertise into a professionally presented book.
Create your business plan in half the time with twice the impact using Entrepreneur's BIZ PLANNING PLUS powered by LivePlan. Try risk free for 60 days.

Latest on Entrepreneur