Sebastian Maniscalco was born on July 8, 1973 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Maniscalco moved to Los Angeles in 1998, which is when he began to do open mics. By 2005, he was a regular at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood. Four years later he released his first special, “Sebastian Live”. He’s been featured multiple times on the late night circuit appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, and many more. He made his feature film debut in 2018 with his appearance in the Academy Award-winning film, “Green Book” and is set to appear in a Martin Scorsese film premiering in October. Since his start in comedy, Maniscalco has released five hour long specials, a Comedy Central half hour, and has published a memoir entitled, “Stay Hungry”, which shares the title of his recent Netflix special.
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at the work of Sebastian Maniscalco. Maniscalco is the one of the most energized and physical comics Kaizen has looked at yet. He often uses contrasting to emphasize aspects of his Italian upbringing against the norms of others. His material is very relatable and performed passionately, which keeps the audience interested and engaged.
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