Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Sebastian Maniscalco: Is It Me?’ On Netflix, A Comedian Yearning For The Good Ol’ Days Of The Rat Pack

Dec 09, 2022 256

BY: Sean L. McCarthy

The Gist: Peter Segal (Tommy Boy50 First DatesThe Longest Yard) directs Maniscalco in this more intimate Vegas showroom setting, as the comedian’s star and profile has continued to rise, taking his comedy tours to arenas, and elevating him from supporting (The IrishmanGreen Book) to starring roles onscreen.

He’ll soon star in a Chuck Lorre HBO Max series, How To Be A Bookie, and co-star on the big screen with Robert De Niro next year in About My Father. Much of Maniscalco’s stand-up focuses on observational comedy, filtered through his Italian-American upbringing and punctuated with physical act-outs. 

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