Shippensburg University ‘s Activities Program Board welcomed students and MTV’s “Guy Code” comedian Chris Distefano to Memorial Auditorium for a Thursday night full of laughs.
APB hosted a variety of student events so far this semester, but Distefano was one of its best yet.
A long line of excited students formed outside of the auditorium prior to the show. The show started off without a hitch and Distefano welcomed an opening act comedian to get the show started and the crowd pumped up. Being uncandid about his life, family and experiences, the comedian elicited an uproar of laughter. Throughout his set, he called out people in the audience, bantering back and forth and improvising the entire time without missing a beat.
Distefano claimed the stage in his snazzy black jeans, Marlins baseball shirt and Brooklyn flare.
“I’m from Brooklyn, I don’t do nature!” Distefano said about Pennsylvania.
Throughout the night Distefano kept the jokes coming like rapid fire. By the time the show was halfway over, a majority of the crowd was nearly in tears from how hilarious he was. Much like the opening act, Distefano held nothing back. He bared complete honesty about his family, especially his hilarious daughter and her unfortunate event of swallowing a magnet and his previous profession in physical therapy. The show was not for the faint of heart, which gave a refreshing feel to sit back and hear honest and hilarious jokes.
Unlike other stand-up comedians, Distefano did not stick to a boring set list, but engaged the audience by making humorous jabs at them that made everyone else gasp for air from laughing so hard. Switching from topic to topic, Distefano kept the audience on its toes all night and wanting more with his no nonsense mentality and humor.
Halfway through the show, Distefano let the audience ask him questions, which he said he prefers most of the time. The questions ranged from the genuine, “What college advice would you give us?” to peculiar ones such as, “What shoe size do you wear?” Distefano gave kernels of wisdom in response to the genuine questions, as he said, “Don’t do what your parents want, but do what you want to do.”
Relating to the crowd on many levels, Distefano connected with students not just through humor, but also through logic.