Saying what we’re all thinking has always been Sebastian Maniscalco’s
Except when he says it, it’s a whole lot funnier.
Still sporting his Chicago accent despite leaving the Windy City in the early 2000’s to follow his dream in Los Angeles, Sebastian began paying his comedy dues by night playing his brand of comedy in bars and bowling alleys while working as a waiter at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. He eventually broke into the national spotlight with a 20-city tour in support of his one-hour Comedy Central DVD Special. Yet, it wasn’t until Sebastian captured the attention of award-winning actor and entertainer Vince Vaughn who selected him to be one of four featured comedians in the critically acclaimed film “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show” that his comedy career began to explode.
Now, a 2014 American Comedy Award nominee for Best Club Comedian, Sebastian Maniscalco is quickly becoming one of the most sought after funny men in the business today. A frequent guest on networks such as Showtime and Comedy Network, the “half-Sicilian, half-Italian” is currently busy producing the wildly popular “The Pete and Sebastian Show” podcast, touring North America and working on his forthcoming memoir. The first glimpse at the table-side humor audiences can expect from Maniscalco in his memoir “Where You Wanna Eat?” (co-written by Alan Eisenstock), can be seen in January when Maniscalco joins Jerry Seinfeld for an episode of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”
Known for posing questions like “What’s Wrong With People?,” and his latest 2014 Showtime special, “Aren’t You Embarrassed?,” which spawned appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Conan, an even more suspicious Maniscalco will drop a new hour of skepticism with the Beacon Theatre in NYC playing host on May 7, 2016.
Additionally, Sebastian Maniscalco will make several major motion picture appearances in the coming year including a voice-over role in the animated feature “Nut Job 2,” premiering in 2017, a New Line Feature comedy “The House” starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler (directed by Andrew Cohen), and in the independent drama “Cruise” directed by Rob Siegel and produced by Jeremy Renner.