Speaking of an American comedian who has worked hard to get to where he is now, a name comes to mind, Sebastian Maniscalco. He specializes in stand up routines and was featured in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy show: 30 Days and 30 Nights. He has appeared on shows like the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno and The Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Read on to learn more exciting things about the stand-up comedian.
Sebastian Maniscalco’s Bio, Age
Sebastian Maniscalco was born on July 8, 1973, as Sebastian Joseph Maniscalco in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. He is an American stand-up comedian and is of Italian descent. His father’s name is Salvatore Maniscalco and mother is Rose Maniscalco. Both parents have Italian ancestry and there is no information about their personal life. For his high school education, the stand-up comedian attended Rolling Meadows High School and then proceded to obtain his college education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Sebastian Maniscalco has a daughter – Serafina Simone Maniscalco who is his first child with his wife, Lana Gomez. Serafina Maniscalco was born on May 12, 2017. Sebastian holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Maniscalco is very good at what he does and has created his own style which made the New York Times to describe him as having his “own kind of panache.” He is never afraid to speak his mind and say things as they are, even when it comes to matters as sensitive as policy and politics. He is a success story that people talk about these days and this is as a result of hard work. Maniscalco believes in hard work – putting your best in what you do. In one of his shows, “Late Night with Seth Meyers and Conan”, Maniscalco drew similarities between his line of work and bodybuilding, stating that just as you have to work each muscle from the first day you start lifting weights, so also you have to consciously work out your jokes each day, adding the things that work while subtracting the ones that don’t or have become obsolete.
Comedy Career and Other Endeavours
Sebastian Maniscalco’s career began slowly but steadily. In his early days, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked at the Four Seasons, a hotel in Beverly Hills as a waiter and used the opportunity to perform at the open mic in drinking bars. He worked there for seven years from 1998-2005 before he started performing regularly in West Hollywood at The Comedy Store.
Maniscalco has done four specials till date. His first special, “Sebastian Live” was released on June 2, 2009. His other three – What’s Wrong With People?, Aren’t you Embarrassed? and Why Would You Do That? – were released on January 5, 2012, November 14, 2014, and October 1, 2016, respectively. All three specials were beamed live on Showtime. He was opportune to be selected and featured alongside Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo and Bret Ernest in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights.
He has also appeared in films such as The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, Cruise and The House. Maniscalco runs a podcast with his fellow comedian, Pete Correale called The Pete and Sebastian show. In January 2017, they had a show on Sirius XM satellite radio’s Raw Dog Comedy channel 99. Maniscalco has also been on Russell Peters‘ Best Night Ever, The Tonight Show featuring Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central Presents, The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, among many others. In 2016, Maniscalco also appeared on the series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Season 7) in 2016 and on February 27, 2018, he published his memoir, Stay Hungry.
Married Life – Family, Wife, Kids
As the saying goes, behind every successful man is a woman, and Lana Gomez is the name of the woman behind the successful comedian, Sebastian Maniscalco. Gomez was born on April 23, 1983, in the United States. She studied at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville which is where their paths crossed. She is a painter by profession and has been interested in art since her childhood days. Gomez and her husband, Maniscalco got married on August 24, 2013. and their union is already blessed with a baby girl – Serafina Simone Maniscalco, who was born on May 12, 2017.
Other Facts About Sebastian Maniscalco – Height, Father, Horoscope
Name: Sebastian Joseph Maniscalco
Nickname: Sebastian Maniscalco
Profession: Stand-up comedian
Birth Date: July 8, 1973
Birth Place: Arlington Heights, Illinois
Father: Salvatore Maniscalco
Mother: Rose Maniscalco
Spouse: Lana Gomez (m. August 2013)
Children: 1 (Serafina Maniscalco – b. May 2017)
Height: 5ft 11in (1.8m)