Mike DeStefano

Stand-Up Comedian Mike DeStefano

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Born: 1966

Death: March 6, 2011

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Comedy Central Presents Mike DeStefano
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Mike DeStefano LIVE at the Comic Strip
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The Moth Presents Mike DeStefano: The Junkie and the Monk
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2010 OK Karma

Specials (and other video)

2010 Comics Anonymous
2010 Comedy Central Presents Mike DeStefano
2010 Last Comic Standing 7
2008 Live at Gotham (Episode 306)

Features multiple comedians

2006 White Boyz in the Hood

Books (by and about)

1999 Bada Bing Bada Buddha


It’s so stupid the shit we’re proud of. You know how you got to be who you are? Your parents fucked. There’s nothing to be proud of. You father wanted a blowjob that night. How’s that feel? You’re just a...


Mike is one of the most unique and powerful voices in the NY stand up scene.  He speaks his truth in a way that is sometimes disturbing but always refreshing.  His style is fearless as he probes into the heart of issues that most people would rather ignore.  He has a way of taking pain and tragedy and spinning them into hilarious laughter.  So if you’re up for deep and disturbing belly laughs then Mike is your man.

Mike was born and raised in The Bronx.  He discovered his calling as a stand-up in rehab.  DeStefano began using heroin when he was 15.  When he was 31, he’d been clean about a year and was working as a drug counselor in Florida.  He offered to entertain the audience at a convention, and following their positive response, he decided to start his career in stand-up.

Mike is a regular at all the top clubs in New York, has been heard on the Opie and Anthony Show appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and was a featured comic at both HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival and the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.  Recently you may have seen him on NBC’s Last Comic Standing where he placed fourth out of thousands of contestants.

In addition, Mike Destefano has also performed at over 100 recovery events all over the world including the “World Narcotics Anonymous Convention in Atlanta”, “Friends of Bill and Lois in New York” and many more.  For more information on his Recovery Comedy, please visit www.recoverycomic.com.