Sebastian Maniscalco is an American comedian and actor. Best known for being a stand-up comedian, he has also worked in movies and radio shows.
A career which spans for almost 22 years now, he has become one of the most famous face in the comic circuit and its associated industries in recent years.
His net worth is $16 million. Following article discusses about the Sebastian Maniscalco Net Worth, Biography, Family, Career & Personal Life and work of this hugely celebrated and loved person.
Biography and History
To his fans and peers all around the world he is simply known as Sebastian.
He is an American born comedian having Italian immigrant parents. He was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States.
He was born on July 8, 1973.
Sebastian choose stand-up comedy as his main profession. Apart from this he has also worked in films, written books and worked in radio shows too.
His Zodiac sign is Cancer.
Sebastian Maniscalco was born in a family who came to United States from Italy. He grew up in the suburbs of Arrington Heights, Illinois.
In 1998 he moved to Los Angeles and there he started performing in open mic. From performing in open mic sessions, he joined a comedy club and gradually broke into the business.
Gaining immense popularity in a short period of time.
Family and History
Sebastian Maniscalco’s fathers name is Salvatore Maniscalco. He is a hairstylist by profession. He sometimes surprised his son by appearing in his shows.
Like he did in 2015 when he made a surprise appearance in one of Sebastian’s performance in Milwaukee.
His mothers name is Rose Maniscalco. She worked as a secretary. Rose is often mentioned by Sebastian in his social media posts.
Sebastian has a sister. Her name is Jessica Maniscalco.
Sebastian Maniscalco is married. Her wife’s name is Lana Gomez. They met in gym where they shared the same personal trainer.
The couple got married in 2013. Lana is an accomplished painter and sculptor. She is 10 years younger than Sebastian.
Sebastian Maniscalco and Lana Gomez has two children together. Their daughter Serafina was born in 2017 and son Caruso was born in 2019. Serafina is named after Sebastian’s grandmother.
He was born to an Italian immigrant parents. When his father was 15, he moved to United States from Cefalu, Sicily, Italy. Her mother has origins from Naples, Campania and Sicily.
Sebastian follows Roman Catholicism and when he was 8 years old, he was an altar boy at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in suburban Mount Prospect, Illinois.
He moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and from then to 2005 he worked as a waiter in Four Seasons hotel located in Beverly Hills, California.
During this period, he used to perform open mics in bars and bowling alleys. From an ordinary person who used to perform at bars he become one of the best comedians in the history.
His talent mesmerized people wherever he went.
Comic Style and Preference
Sebastian Maniscalco has a unique comic style of himself. His comedic performances can be divided into three parts. The words he uses, his facial expressions and his body language.
In his words, “Growing up in an Italian family, we used our body to pass our messages”. His comedy genres include satire, observational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy etc.
He used different things as his subjects. Some of which are Italian-American culture, marriage, everyday life, pop culture etc.
He considers Jerry Seinfeld, George Carlin, John Ritter, Bill Burr, John Rickles as his influence in comedy.
Sebastian began his career in 2005. After performing in open mics at bars and bowling alleys he joined a comedy club known as “The Comedy Store” which resided in California.
That’s how he kickstarted his career and after that he had done half-hour for Comedy Central Presents and five hour-long specials. His first special titled “Sebastian Live” was released in 2009.
After that “What’s Wrong with People?”, “Aren’t You Embarrassed?”, “Why Would You Do That?” was released in Showtime in 2012, 2014 and 2016 respectively.
He alongside with Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo and Bret Ernst was featured in Vince Vaughn’s comedy show. The show was titled “30 Days & 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland”.
He has been part of multiple other shows too. Some notable ones are, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Jay leno Show”, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Etc.
He has a podcast with fellow comedian Pete Correale known as “The Pete and Sebastian Show”. Sebastian also appeared in multiple movies such as “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”, “The House”, “Tag”, “Cruise” etc.
He with Pete Correale had a show called “The Pete and Sebastian Show”. In 2017 they had a show together on Xm Satellite Radio’s Raw Dog Comedy channel 99.
In 2016 Sebastian appeared on the seventh season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. This show was hosted and directed by Jerry Seinfeld, whom Maniscalco considered as his influence in comedy.
His memoir “Stay Hungry” was published in 2018 and a Netflix special with the same title was also released in 2019.
His feature film debut came in 2018 when he played the role of Johnny Venere in Academic award-winning movie “Green Book”.
He worked alongside Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in the 2019 film “The Irishman” and made a three-part podcast for this film called “Behind the Irishman”.
Sebastian Maniscalco Net Worth
Sebastian Maniscalco in his prime has been known as an outstanding comedian of his time. He has a net worth of $16 million. He not only worked as a comedian but also appeared in movies and wrote books too.
This helped him increase his net worth even further. He is so much successful as a comedian that he cracked into Forbes most successful comedians list in 2017.
Works Over the years
Social Media Presence
Sebastian Maniscalco has Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account. They are given below.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sebastian Maniscalco
- Not only his verbal jokes are funny but he’s also good with physical postures and gestures. It is said that sometimes he makes people laugh without even saying anything and just by his gestures.
- Before coming into the comedy world, he considered becoming an accountant when he was in college. He even took accounting as major in his freshman year at Northern Illinois University.
- Sebastian holds the record for most consecutive shows in Borgata, selling seven straight shows.
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