Let’s face it: in our increasingly tepid, polite, and politically correct culture we need more people like Sebastian Maniscalco. Forever able to seize the moment, never failing to speak his mind, always telling it like it is, this is one man who isn’t afraid to put it all out there. Yes, the Chicago-area born, Italian-immigrant-raised comedian behind wildly successful network specials including 2016’s Why Would You Do That?, 2014’s Aren’t You Embarrassed?, and 2012’s What’s Wrong With People?, is that little voice within all our heads. The one we are too timid to unleash. Maniscalco is bearing the burden of our bizarre and head-scratching modern-day world. You can thank him later.
A natural-born storyteller, one constantly regaling his family with madcap tales at the dinner table, Maniscalco moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and began pounding the pavement on his comedic quest. The tireless worker first made his name at the city’s famed Comedy Store where he performed at every opportunity - even if that meant rushing over to the club on a break from his waiter job at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The comedian, actor, and best-selling author recently wrapped the spring leg of his Stay Hungry 2018 Tour with five sold-out shows at New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall. Fans around the world hungry to see the performance will get their chance as the set was filmed for an upcoming Netflix special.
In February Maniscalco released his first book “Stay Hungry,” for Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books) making the national best-sellers list. 2018 will also see Maniscalco expand his major motion picture portfolio to include roles in TAG and Green Book as well as the 2019 release of Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.