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Comedians Chris Distefano and Andrew Santino perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 10

Comedians Chris Distefano and Andrew Santino perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 10
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From a press release:

Jim Breuer won’t be the only national comedian coming to the Circle Drive-In – television stars Chris Distefano and Andrew Santino will perform stand-up in person at the outdoor theater in Dickson City on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Presented locally by SLP Concerts, this live show is part of the pair’s Steamy Windows Drive In Tour that includes stops in Pittsburgh and Cape Cod.

Gates at the Circle Drive-In (1911 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City) open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $150 per vehicle for general admission (up to four guests max) and $200 per vehicle for Gold Circle parking close to the stage (up to four guests max), are on sale now on ticketmaster.com.

No campers, RVs, party buses, or motorcycles are admitted. Sealed water bottles are allowed. Food and beverages (alcohol included) will be available for purchase. Sitting outside your vehicle is permitted, but all attendees must arrive together and remain near their car. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

The Circle Drive-In is following Department of Health recommendations and “adhering to safety protocols, mandatory face covering requirements, social distancing, and strict disinfecting and cleaning procedures.” Restrooms will be open with attendants on-site.

Anyone attending a drive-in movie or event must wear a face covering and practice social distancing. The concession stand will have limited selections and has put extra safety procedures in place.

New York-based actor and comedian Chris Distefano first burst onto the scene as a standout on MTV’s talking heads franchise “Guy Code”/”Girl Code,” with PopSugar naming him the “funniest guy on MTV.” He went on to star in the IFC series “Benders” and serve as co-host of Netflix’s “Ultimate Beastmaster.” He also starred in and co-executive produced the Sony/CBS pilot “Distefano” based on his life and written by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the creators of “How I Met Your Mother.”

Distefano’s first hour stand-up special, “Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist,” premiered on Comedy Central on Jan. 18, 2019. His half-hour stand-up special premiered on the network in 2014, followed by his weekly interstitial Comedy Central series “Stupid Questions with Chris Distefano.” The show, created to intertwine Comedy Central’s stand-up world with its deep archive of classics during the network’s stand-up-heavy Friday nights, features Distefano and a guest out late, catching up, and doing their best to answer stupid questions. There are no wrong answers, just truly stupid questions.

He has appeared on TruTV’s “Comedy Knockout” and MSG Network’s “People Talking Sports,” and he has performed stand-up on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman,” and AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live.” Distefano is a favorite on the stand-up festival circuit, with Interrobang lauding his appearance at the Moontower Comedy Festival as “one of the best sets of the fest” and Exclaim calling his 2018 appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival “a pleasure to watch with his macho but never arrogant style.” He can be seen performing almost every weekend at clubs and theaters across the country, and he can be heard as a regular guest on many of Sirius XM’s most popular radio shows, including “The Bonfire,” “Jim Norton and Sam Roberts,” and “Sway in the Morning.”

Comedy Central signed Distefano to an overall deal for exclusive on- and off-camera services, as well as a first look at content created/developed for any platform. The pact encompasses several projects already in development, including a second hour-long stand-up special, an animated series, and an unscripted series. He also co-stars in the web series “Bay Ridge Boys” alongside fellow comic Yannis Pappas.

Also with Pappas, Distefano co-hosts the popular weekly history podcast “History Hyenas,” which is available on iTunes and RiotCast.

Andrew Santino got his start acting and writing on the final season of “Punk’d” for MTV. Since then, he has guest starred on “This Is Us,” Adult Swim’s “Children’s Hospital,” Netflix’s “Arrested Development,” HBO’s “Family Tree,” NBC’s “The Office,” FX’s “The League,” and Hulu’s “Deadbeat.”

Santino is the host of his popular podcast “Whiskey Ginger” and is a frequent guest on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” seen by tens of millions of people per year. His hour-long stand-up special “Homefield Advantage” debuted on Showtime in 2017. His Comedy Central half-hour stand-up special was released alongside his debut album “Say No More” on Comedy Central Records.

He was a regular guest on Comedy Central’s “Midnight” with Chris Hardwick. He made his stand-up debut on “Adam DeVine’s House Party” and since has performed on “Conan” and “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.” He headlined Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival as well as SXSW and numerous venues across the country.

Santino currently stars on the FX series “Dave” alongside Lil Dicky. He starred in the Showtime series “I’m Dying Up Here” executive produced by Jim Carey and directed by Jonathan Levine. He also appeared in “Game Over, Man,” written and produced by the “Workaholics” crew. Previously, Santino was the star of the ABC comedy “Mixology.”