The Last Comic Standing finalist died on Sunday after he suffered from a heart attack. According to Punchline Magazine, DeStefano’s funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedicts’s Church in NY and there will be viewings at the Schuyler Hill Funeral Home in the Bronx, NY from 2 -4 pm and 7 – 9 pm Wednesday and Thursday. DeStefano’s family is asking that donations in his name are to be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
DeStefano was 44 years old and best known from transforming the realities of his painful life into a humorous stand-up routine called, Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy. He has preformed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham ,HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montréal.
Read AmericasComedy.com interview with Mike DeStefano from January: http://www.americascomedy.com/mike-destefano-transforms-his-pain-into-comedy/
Watch Mike DeStafano’s stand up here:
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