The Work Of Art: Sebastian Maniscalco Is Building A Superstar Career

Jun 16, 2021 263

BY: Holly Gleason

It’s 6:25 p.m., and Sebastian Maniscalco has an 8:45 set at the Comedy Store scheduled. He did the same thing the night before. As America returns to life closer to pre-pandemic shutdown, the comic, who sold out Madison Square Garden for four shows over two nights, is gearing up for what he loves: giving his singular take on the odd ways people live to the people who get the dissonance.
During his formative comedy years in LA, the Chicago-born 47-year-old used to hit the Store for sets while holding down the bar at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. The hard-working, first generation Italian-American wasn’t hobnobbing, but mixing drinks. His seven years bartending was inspiration, fueling his resolve. 

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