With a string of record-breaking sold-out comedy appearances, a best-selling memoir Stay Hungry and a role in the award-winning Green Book, 2018 was a milestone year that culminated in comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco receiving Billboard’s inaugural Comedian of the Year award. The always “hungry” multi-hyphenate followed up that success with arguably “the biggest week of his career” to-date according the Entertainment Weekly by kicking off 2019 with a week that 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.
Vulture recently said of the entertainer’s journey to success, “Maniscalco, without a breakout TV or film role, built a tremendous fan base the old-fashioned way: one joke at a time, one audience at the time." Although he may not have started his career in film, Maniscalco’s loyal fans will continue to see more acting roles from him with a performance opposite Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorcese’s The Irishman on Netflix this fall.
Dubbed “comedy’s new superstar” in a recent profile by “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” Maniscalco made Forbes’ list of “The World’s Highest Paid Comedians” for the second consecutive year and was a nominee for Best Comedy Tour at the 30th annual Pollstar Awards.
Distinguished by The New York Times as having his “own kind of panache,” Maniscalco’s live performances have become critically-acclaimed events “embraced with thundering applause and tear-inducing laughter,” according to a recent Billboard review which described his sold-out Greek Theatre performance as “devastatingly full-force comedy.”
With 2019 hardly underway, the year is shaping up to be another landmark one for Maniscalco. The star of Oscar and Golden Globe-winning film, Green Book, continues an already remarkable year with his ongoing, blockbuster Stay Hungry Tour. The road warrior will bring the wildly successful tour to cities across the country until Aug. 31, 2019. For tour dates visit sebastianlive.com.