Back by overwhelming demand, Sebastian Maniscalco is returning to Atlantic City this summer to do an impressive ten show run of his latest show Stay Hungry at Borgata’s Event Center this June 22 – July 1! It’s the first time that Borgata has ever had such a residency on their property, and it’s completely sold out before Sebastian even arrives to Atlantic City! There’s quite a few things that you might not know about the popular comedian, and we found five fun facts about the man behind the stand-up.
Sebastian Started Going to Comedy Clubs When He Was 15: In a recent interview that he gave to The Houston Press, Sebastian shares that the comic bug bit him when he was young. “I was 15-16 going to comedy clubs, when everyone else my age was going to the basketball game at the high school,” he told the paper. “I’d drag girls I was dating to those clubs!”
His Memoir, Stay Hungry, Came Out in February of 2018: The book features a collection of essays that traces Sebastian’s career from playing boxing rings and bowling alleys to reaching the pinnacles of comedy success. At twenty-four, he knew no one and nothing about standup comedy, but he was determined to go for it anyway. At forty-four, he’s on the Forbes’ list of highest earning comedians, sells out arenas, and has starred in four hit comedy specials.
To Get By in Los Angeles, Sebastian Worked at the Four Seasons: Maniscalco moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and began pounding the pavement on his comedic quest. He 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.
Sebastian is One of Four Comedians Featured in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland: He’s joined with Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo, and Bret Ernst.
Sebastian Would Eventually Like to Star in a TV Sitcom: In a 2016 interview with The Chicago Tribune, Sebastian shared that NBC turned down a pilot he wrote, produced and acted in opposite Tony Danza, but that he’d still want to give TV a go. “As time progresses your creative juices want to lead you to other avenues,” he told the paper. “You want to do stand-up but maybe there are other outlets there.”