Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:45pm

Sebastian Maniscalco, the man New York Times called “the hottest comic in America,” returned to late night television this week, this time as host. Wednesday and Thursday nights, the comedian, best-selling author and actor filled in as host for ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Guests for the two-night run included Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest, J.J. Watt, Alex Rodriguez and a salute to the “Healthcare Hero of the Week” with a surprise appearance from the hero’s favorite artist Smokey Robinson. 
The always bothered comedian also shared his frustrations with grocery store behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as zoom meeting etiquette, reviewed TikTok impressions of himself and even recruited three-year-old daughter Serafina to dispense helpful advice to viewers. Watch night one of Maniscalco guest hosting 
here and night two here
With his blockbuster You Bother Me tour postponed until 2021, the comic NBC’s Nightly News to dubbed, “comedy’s new superstar,” is finding new ways to connect with fans and flex his comedic muscles. The “Stay Hungry” author has hosted several virtual dinners with friend and chef, Dominick DiBartolomeo. Billed as “Sebastian’s Sunday Supper” the events have offered the ultimate virtual dinner party, filled with amazing food and packed with special guests including Jerry Seinfeld, Lester Holt, J.J. Watt, Christopher Lloyd and Rick Caruso.
Prior to the livestream event, participants received a package from DiBartolomeo’s company, 
Domenico’s Fine Foods, filled with a bottle of fine Italian red wine, imported cheeses and all the necessary ingredients for dinner. Guests then joined Maniscalco and DiBartolomeo online as the duo walked them through preparing the meal. A portion of proceeds from the events benefited Good+Foundation and the Comedy Store Benefit.
Despite quarantine the comedian continues to find career firsts. In addition to adding late night host to his growing list of hyphenates, Maniscalco will also add executive producer this month. Sebastian Maniscalco presents Pat McGann: When’s Mom Gonna Be Home? will be released July 28, with accompanying comedy album available July 31. It is the first comedy special for McGann, a long-time opener for Maniscalco, and marks the first-time Maniscalco has served as executive producer. 

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About Sebastian Maniscalco:
In 2019, Sebastian Maniscalco the man NBC Nightly News dubbed “comedy’s new superstar” continued reaching heights that few comedians could ever dream about. With a string of record-breaking, sold-out arena shows including the United Center in his hometown of Chicago, Boston’s TD Garden, The Forum in LA and New York’s Madison Square Garden; a new Netflix original special, “Stay Hungry;” hosting the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards; the launch of his brand-new You Bother Me tour (currently on hiatus due to the pandemic); and a starring role alongside Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated The Irishman, it’s no surprise that Pollstar presented him with 2019’s Comedy Tour of the Year award. 

That success follows a number of blockbuster years for the comedian, author and actor the New York Times calls “the hottest comic in America.” that have included releasing a best-selling memoir, Stay Hungry; landing a role in Green Book, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards and receiving Billboard’s inaugural Comedian of the Year award.  For more information and tour updates visit