Nightline: Behind the Scenes with Superstar Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco
Maniscalco was in “Green Book” and “The Irishman,” and broke the record for the highest-grossing comedy event in North America last year. He said his father is his biggest inspiration for his comedy.
Chicago Sun Times: Sebastian Maniscalco, Pat McGann team up for comedy special from The Vic
Executive produced by Maniscalco, the show represents ‘a coming-out party’ for McGann — and gives the two stand-ups a wistful reminder of the joys of live comedy.
WGN: Sebastian Maniscalco and Pat McGann Together Again and Still Bringing the Laughs!
For comedian Pat McGann, the days of getting wrecked at bachelor parties and chasing girls in Mexico are over…but the party’s just starting. Now the pragmatic husband and lovingly indifferent father of three juggles soccer games, trips to the zoo and reluctant dinners with other married couples. In his first comedy special, presented and executive produced by Sebastian Maniscalco, McGann’s sarcastic charm and endearing wit are packed into an hour, loaded with laughs and hilarious quips redefining what it means to be a Family Man.
ENTREPRENEUR: Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco Is Turning Zoom Dread on Its Head
I spoke with Maniscalco (over Zoom, of course) about his life as a Zoomedian, his hilarious and charitable Sunday Supper series and all the steps it has taken from performing on open mic nights to acting alongside Robert De Niro. Maniscalco was thoughtful, enlightening and, of course, ridiculously funny.
Kelly and Ryan: Sebastian Maniscalco’s Family Is Getting Tired of Him Being Home
Sebastian Maniscalco talks about how he’s handling being quarantined with his wife and kids.
GQ: 10 Things Sebastian Maniscalco Can’t Live Without
When standup comedian Sebastian Maniscalco hits the road, there are a few things he can’t live without. From his Louis Vuitton backpack and his running shoes to Yerba Mate shots and CBD cream, Sebastian shows us all his travel essentials.
CBS This Morning: Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco: Success comes from his “fear-based mentality”
Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has sold out shows at Madison Square Garden, had a string of popular TV specials, and written a bestseller, “Stay Hungry.” Now he appears in the new Martin Scorsese film, “The Irishman,” alongside Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Jamie Wax caught up with Maniscalco to talk about his continued rise.
Chicago Tribune: Sebastian Maniscalco sets a United Center comedy record. And he’s still bothered.
“I almost lost it when I was coming in and I saw the big, big marquee on the side of the building,” he told me outside the green room 30 minutes before showtime. “For me, a guy from Chicago, watching the Bulls and the Blackhawks, all that history … I don’t even know if it’s hit me yet tonight.”
WaPo: For comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, being bothered is serious business
Sebastian Maniscalco looks annoyed. Irritated even. But there’s no need to worry: That’s his natural look — his wife says he has a mean resting face.
NY Times: How Is the Hottest Comic in America Still Under the Radar?
But his act is sneakily singular and deceptively ambitious. In a club comedy scene where it’s common to stand in place holding a microphone for 10 minutes, Maniscalco imbues his set pieces with flamboyant grace, acting out jokes with startlingly precise movements and theatrical flourishes. He gets laughs no other comic even tries.
NBC News: One-on-one with comedian Sebastian Maniscalco
VIDEO: Sebastian Maniscalco has sold out shows at Madison Square Garden, written a best-selling memoir and performed specials on cable and Netflix. He talks to Lester Holt about his major influences – especially his dad.
Vanity Fair: Proudly Pop Music-Agnostic Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco Is Hosting the MTV VMAs
“As soon as they announce the VMAs, three million teenagers are gonna search ‘who the hell is Sebastian Maniscalco?’” he quipped. Folks, there is probably going to be a lot more where that came from.
Compared to recent hosts of the VMAs like Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, Maniscalco is a real left field choice. He’s incredibly successful as a stand-up, sure; he landed on Forbes’ highest-paid comics list in 2018 and has several specials, most recently Stay Hungry on Netflix. But that doesn‘t necessarily make him an obvious VMAs host. His comedy style revolves more around observational humor and quips about his Italian-American upbringing than topical, pop-culture skewering punch lines, which is kind of what an MTV-approved host needs. And as he already joked, Maniscalco isn’t necessarily in the know when it comes to modern music, which could make for an awkward time when he’s cracking jokes about not knowing who Cardi B is to Cardi B’s face.
Esquire: Sebastian Maniscalco Got There the Old-Fashioned Way
The first thing we see at Madison Square Garden after stepping out of the SUV is the construction of the towering arena stage. As the circular stage is raised in the center of the arena, Maniscalco has his head tilted back, watching, like the rest of us, in silent awe. It’s theater in the round here, but you don’t quite realize how “in the round” it really is until you’re there on the ground floor. With the whirlwind of empty chairs, sound monitors, and wrap-around jumbotrons filling out your periphery, there is a palpable energy in this place.