Just for Laughs’ Stand Up Comedian of the Year (2016) Sebastian Maniscalco is coming to Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver as part of his new tour - STAY HUNGRY - reflecting on his path and all of the hard work it has taken to get to this point in his career as well as his new role as a dad.
Maniscalco is one of comedy’s fastest rising new stars. The fall leg of the tour comes on the heels of an already incredible year for Maniscalco. In February he released his first book “Stay Hungry,” for Simon & Schuster making the national best-sellers list. He also hit the road on the Stay Hungry 2018 Tour with 50 shows in cities including Toronto, Canada, where he sold out (19,000 tickets) Toronto Air Canada Center and culminating with five sold-out shows at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
Born and raised in a working-class Chicago neighborhood, Maniscalco moved to Los Angeles in 1998 to pursue his comedy career. There, he employed the work ethic his father instilled in him to build his name – simultaneously working as a waiter at the Four Seasons Hotel – and eventually drew the attention of actor Vince Vaughn, who cast him in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show. Maniscalco also stars in his own wildly popular The Pete and Sebastian Show podcast every Friday night. Maniscalco can be seen in the 2016 season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee as well as in the feature films The House, starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler; the animated feature Nut Job 2 and a forthcoming role in TAG starring alongside Ed Helms and Jeremy Renner.