Last week, the New York Times called Sebastian Maniscalco “the hottest comic in America.” People magazine described him as a comedian’s comedian. And in 2017, Forbes named him to its list of the world’s highest-paid comedians after he brought in $15 million between June 2016 and June 2017. His fans describe him in one word: Hilarious. The 46-year...

Earlier this summer, the comic Sebastian Maniscalco received a note from his father that expressed pride in his son’s achievements but also encouraged him to double down on writing more jokes. “I appreciated the letter,” Maniscalco said with a sigh, sitting in a small, empty room at the Comedy Store. “But I’m 46 and he’s stillon me. I called my sis...

Developing a rapport with hotel staff members is not uncommon for celebrities, especially those who travel frequently enough because of work or press opportunities to have multiple encounters with folks who carry their luggage, make up their rooms and serve them food. But when comedian Sebastian Maniscalco warmly greets the Four Seasons Los Angeles...

Comedian, actor, and author Sebastian Maniscalco has been named the host of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. The announcement was made on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday. “We’re thrilled to have the incredibly talented Sebastian Maniscalco as this year’s VMA host,” Bruce Gillmer, MTV VMAs executive producer, said in a press releas...

This past January comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco had “the biggest week of his career” to-date according the Entertainment Weekly. That week included performing four shows at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden, and releasing his new Netflix Original special– Stay Hungry – streaming now.  On the heels...

Im getting ready to meet Sebastian Maniscalco with a batch of ricotta cheese cookies my mother made for him. The sugary white cookies, pronounced “ri-gut-tuh," are an Italian-American tradition and can usually be found in decorative tins adorned with tinsel and bows around the holidays. My mother thought, and I agreed, that a sign of gratitude like...

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco had a great year in 2018. He toured all over the country, published a collection of essays and appeared alongside Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen in the critically acclaimed film “The Green Book.” In fact, the Los Angeles-based comedian’s year was so good he recently clocked in at No. 10 on Forbes’s year-end list of...

Stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is making a stop in Buffalo in 2019. Mansicalco will bring his Stay Hungry tour to Shea's Performing Arts Center for a show on Friday, February 1st. He'll also be in Erie the night before, and Cleveland the weekend before. Maniscalco is known for his hyper-physical comedy, thick Chicago/Italian accent, and his...

Sebastian Maniscalco is exasperated, with everything. "Taking a photo of yourself? What are you doing?What...are...you...doing?"  "I was brought up with a certain set of rules on how to behave. And you look around today, everybody's got their own set of rules. Like, the basic courtesy in life I don't think is there anymore and I think I point those...

Consider the odd case of Sebastian Maniscalco, the hottest entertainer of whom no one has ever heard. Well, certainly not no one, but in the days prior to my attending his Saturday night performance at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa, a surprising number of friends and acquaintances—including some ostensibly show-biz savvy folks—all ask...