Sebastian Maniscalco Makes Sarasota Debut With You Bother Me Tour
Fresh off a wildly successful, two-year-plus run on his Stay Hungry Tour, Billboard's inaugural Comedian of the Year Sebastian Maniscalco makes his Sarasota debut with his You Bother Me tour, coming to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7 p.m. Touted as "the comedian's comedian" by People, Maniscalco finds himself "at the vanguard of a live comedy revolution" according to Pollstar. The man "NBC Nightly News" called "comedy's new superstar" is showing no signs of stopping as he revealed the new tour during a visit to CBS' "The Talk".
"There's nothing like going to a live show and seeing it in real life," Maniscalco says in a recent interview with Forbes, who named him as one of the Top 10 highest-grossing comedians in the world in both 2017 and 2018. "Is there a comedy bubble that's going to pop soon? Yet to be seen, but as I've been in this business, it has gotten progressively better each year and I don't see it slowing down."
Not only has the star power of Maniscalco rocketed upward in the past few years thanks to shows described by Billboard as "devastatingly full force comedy," but also due to his high energy Netflix Original special - Stay Hungry - streaming now. The special, which was taped over a span of five sold-out shows at the legendary Radio City Music Hall, had Maniscalco playing for a total of 28,312 long-time fans and early believers in his unique comedic voice.
Vulture recently said of the entertainer's journey to success, "Maniscalco, without a breakout TV or film role, built a tremendous fan base the old-fashioned way: one joke at a time, one audience at the time." Although he may not have started his career in film, Maniscalco's loyal fans will continue to see more acting roles from him with a performance opposite Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorcese's The Irishman on Netflix this fall.
Tickets are $56-$106 and will go on sale on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. Purchase at VanWezel.org, the Box Office or by calling (941) 953-3368. Pre-show dining is available at Mattison's Bayside located in the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and can be reserved at VanWezel.org or through the Box Office.