Sebastian Maniscalco is the undisputed king of physical comedy, hailed by The New York Times as the “hottest comic in America.” During his latest tour, he conquered New York City by selling out Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, UBS Arena and Prudential Center. With his two shows at Chicago’s United Center, Maniscalco is now the highest-grossing comedian in the venue’s three-decade history. This is just the latest in a string of record-breaking arena shows across the country that earned him the top spot on Pollstar’s “Top Comedy Tours” list.
Maniscalco’s success didn’t come overnight. Over his 20-plus-year career, he’s built a loyal fan base through hard work, dedication and one hilarious joke at a time. His six comedy specials, for Netflix, Showtime and Comedy Central, have been widely popular. His newest special filmed during his residency in Las Vegas, “Sebastian Maniscalco: Is it Me?” premiered globally on Netflix in December 2022.
Maniscalco’s success is a testament to his perseverance and hustle, which started when he moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and quickly became a favorite at the legendary Comedy Store. He’s been a voice in “the vanguard of a live comedy revolution,” according to Pollstar and has been named “Comedian of the Year” by both Billboard and Pollstar. With his tireless work ethic and undeniable talent, it’s safe to say that Maniscalco will continue to be a fixture in comedy and entertainment for years to come.