Sebastian Maniscalco Will Tape His Third Showtime Special


It feels like yesterday that we were announcing Sebastian Maniscalco’s second special airing on Showtime– but was actually a year and a half ago– and he’s already ready to tape his third. Maniscalco has been taking the comedy world by storm since then and he’s now one of the country’s top draws.

The Chicago native will film his next special, Why Would You Do That? at New York’s Beacon Theater and Joe Demaio will direct. The show is already sold out– actually Maniscalco has 7 sold out shows at the Beacon in May, so don’t go looking for tickets to the taping. But if you have tickets for May 7th, you’re all set.

Sebastian is thrilled to partner with Showtime again, saying “coming up in this business over the years has taught me to look for folks that are in it for the same reasons I am. I knew we had found a great partner in SHOWTIME on my last special, and I am happy we are continuing that relationship. Through their platform, I’ve been able to expose my stand-up to a broader audience and am looking forward to continuing to ask the hard questions like Why Would You Do That? when we return to the Beacon Theatre this summer.”

Maniscalco’s impressive credits have been coming fast and hard. He recently signed his first book deal to write his memoir Where You Wanna Eat?, he’s been developing a comedy for NBC, been on all the late night shows, taped an Unmasked with Ron Bennington at SiriusXM and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld, he’s got a movie career going with roles in upcoming films The House, Cruise and Nut Job 2, and he’s selling out theaters all over the country. Born and raised in Chicago, Sebastian moved to LA in 1998 to pursue his comedy career where he was discovered by Vince Vaughn who cast him in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show.

From Levity Productions, Sebastian Maniscalco’s WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? is executive produced by Judi Brown Marmel and Stu Schreiberg. For more information, please and follow @SebastianComedy on Twitter and Instagram.

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