Sebastian Maniscalco, recently dubbed “the people’s comedian” by People magazine, brings his new Stay Hungry Tour to Nashville for a one-night engagement on April 13 at TPAC’s Polk Theater.
Tickets for Sebastian Maniscalco go on sale on Friday, Oct. 19, at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
Maniscalco is having an incredible year with a string of record-breaking, sold-out comedy appearances, a new top-ranked show on SiriusXM, “The Pete & Sebastian Show,” and inclusion on Forbes 2017 “The World’s Highest Paid Comedians” which praised, “thanks to his enthusiasm and willingness to work, Maniscalco will likely continue to be on Forbes list for years to come.”
The tour’s title is appropriate as it’s the name of his forthcoming 2018 book for Simon & Schuster, “Stay Hungry,” but also Maniscalco’s personal motto.
“The Stay Hungry Tour marks the release of my book while I also venture into this new chapter of my life: being a dad,” Maniscalco said. “Lately, I’ve found myself reflecting on my path and all of the hard work it has taken to get to this point in my career. I hope to one day pass these values on to my daughter and encourage her to stay hungry for more.”
Maniscalco has expanded his major motion picture portfolio to include a voiceover for the character Johnny the Groundhog in the animated feature “Nut Job 2” and appearances in films including Will Ferrell’s New Line Feature comedy “The House” and in 2018’s “TAG,” starring alongside Ed Helms and Jeremy Renner.
Dubbed “one of the hottest comics” by Newsday and “one of the funniest comics working stand-up today” by Esquire, Maniscalco’s live performance has become a critically acclaimed event, with the Los Angeles Times raving, “onstage, there’s an impatience to Maniscalco’s delivery as well, a hair-trigger exasperation with people and modern life, punctuated with baffled expressions, percussive thumps on the microphone and wide-swung leg kicks more associated with an Olympic speed-skater than a stand-up comic.”
Instead of asking questions – a theme that has served as the foundation of his previous comedy specials and shows like Aren’t You Embarrassed? and Why Would You Do That? – Maniscalco’s new tour has the affable performer instead encouraging fans to follow in his footsteps and “stay hungry.”
Shares the man The New York Times raved for his “own kind of panache,” “Even though I’ve achieved some success, I will always stay hungry for more.”
If you go:
Stay Hungry Tour
TPAC’s Polk Theater
April 13, 2019
Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.