If all you know about Mike DeStefano is what you saw of the comedian last summer on NBC's Last Comic Standing, then welcome to this site, because you must not have been here before.
So here: Read my interview with DeStefano from last year, in which he talks about his life and career on the eve of his half-hour Comedy Central Presents and the madness of LCS. If you've got some more time and want to hear him get really down and gritty on his youth and more, listen to DeStefano on WTF with Marc Maron.
That should prepare you for this: Mike DeStefano is about to launch a full one-man Off-Broadway show, "Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy." It debuts with a preview week of shows on Feb. 7 at the Producer's Club Theater in New York City. As he does in The Moth or in the WTF interview, DeStefano has talked before about battling a heroin addiction, losing his wife to AIDS and accepting his own HIV diagnosis. But now, as DeStefano told The Comic's Comic earlier this week, he's going to be funnier about it. His show is being produced by Cringe Humor.
From what I know of Mike DeStefano and his abilities as a comedian and as a storyteller, you'll have no reason to fear or cringe when you go see his show. So go to www.dddacomedy.com or call (212) 352-3101 to get yourselves tickets.