Nobody Does This Tour - 9:30pm show Sebastian Maniscalco
Let’s face it: in our increasingly tepid, polite and politically correct culture we need more people like Sebastian Maniscalco. Forever able to seize the moment, never failing to speak his mind, always telling it like it is, this is one man who isn’t afraid to put it all out there. Yes, the Chicago-area born, Italian-immigrant-raised comedian behind wildly successful network specials including last year’s “Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?,” “What’s Wrong With People?,” and “Aren’t You Embarrassed?” is that little voice within all our heads. The one we are too timid to unleash. Maniscalco is bearing the burden of our bizarre and head-scratching modern-day world. You can thank him later.
Make no mistake: Maniscalco’s is a meticulous, hard-won comedic point of view. “Every night you’re getting up there and doing something new,” says the comedian, who now has hordes of fans pouring into venues across North America to witness his outsize, highly physical brand of comedy. That’s when he’s not appearing on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, or making return visits to late-night shows like “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” and “Conan.” “It’s just working out a muscle, man,” he says of maintaining his comedic chops. “You don’t become a bodybuilder the first day you start lifting weights. You gotta work each muscle. Same thing with comedy. You gotta flesh out your joke, your bit. You add and subtract. You see what works.”
Distinguished by the New York Times as having his “own kind of panache,” Maniscalco is a success story resulting from years of hard work and a keen self-awareness of innate talent. A natural born-storyteller, one constantly regaling his family with madcap tales at the dinner table, Maniscalco moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and began pounding the pavement on his comedic quest. The tireless worker first made his name at the city’s famed Comedy Store where he performed at every opportunity -- even if that meant rushing over to the club on a break from his waiter job at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. “I felt if I missed an opportunity to be onstage I missed an opportunity to somebody being in the audience and seeing me.” His persistence paid off: then-massive comic Andrew Dice Clay saw him onstage one night and took a young Maniscalco out on the road with him. But not until Vince Vaughan enlisted him for his popular “Wild West Comedy Show” did his career begin to explode. Says Maniscalco: “From there things started to snowball.”
It’s quite the understatement: Maniscalco now sits as one of the premier standup comedians. And a multi-faceted one at that: following a massive standup tour of theaters last year, the coming months are monumental ones for the 2016 Just for Laughs Stand Up Comedian of the Year. In addition to starring in his own wildly popular SiriusXM program, “The Pete and Sebastian Show,” Maniscalco will make several major motion picture appearances in the coming year. Notably, a voice-over role in the animated feature "Nut Job 2," premiering this year; a role in the New Line Feature comedy "The House" starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler (directed by Andrew Cohen); and a turn in the independent drama "Cruise" directed by Rob Siegel and produced by Jeremy Renner.
Still, for Maniscalco, the work continues. Says the comedian, “There’s a voice always in the back of my head saying “Don’t rest!”
- P1: $102.75*
- P2: $82.75*
- P3: $62.75*
- P4: $42.75*
Touted as “…the hottest comic in America,” by The New York Times, Sebastian Maniscalco, has celebrated heights only a few comedians ever achieve. A string of record-breaking, sold-out arena shows include a comedy record for Chicago’s United Center with 21,286, the highest gross for a single event at Boston’s TD Garden and a historic four show run at Madison Square Garden breaking the record for most shows sold in a weekend for the venue. That blockbuster success coupled with Netflix original comedy specials and a starring role alongside Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated The Irishman, it’s no surprise that both Pollstar and Billboard have honored the standup with their top touring awards.
Now after over a year off the road, the man Vulture said, “built a tremendous fan base the old-fashioned way: one joke at a time, one audience at the time," is set to return to the stage with his new Nobody Does This Tour. And with so many new experiences to draw from this last year, Maniscalco is eager to bring his comedic perspective to the masses.
“I’ve been unable to share my comedy for over a year,” Maniscalco shares exclusively with Billboard. “I’m busting at the seams to get back out on the road and share my observations about life and family on this brand-new tour!”
Launching in Nashville, Tenn. at the historic Ryman Auditorium on June 12, the tour includes stops in New Orleans, Phoenix Columbus and more. Long-time opener and fellow Chicago native Pat McGann will once again be joining Maniscalco on the cross-country trek.
The tour will include a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Taft Theatre on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
*While supplies last. Ticket prices are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees and price increase based on demand. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice. Limit 8 tickets per person.
All guests entering the venue are subject to a metal-detector screening, visual inspection, and bag inspection conducted by Taft Theatre security personnel. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items and is for the safety of our guests and our staff.