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Danny Zelisko Presents and Outback Concerts welcome the return of Sebastian Maniscalco to the historic Celebrity Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th. $44-65.
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’s “The World’s Highest Paid Comedians” who praised, “thanks to his enthusiasm and willingness to work, Maniscalco will likely continue to be on Forbes’ list for years to come,” comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is at the top of his game. People Magazine called Maniscalco “The people's comedian,” and in Montreal, Canada, he was dubbed "Stand Up Comedian of the Year" at Just For Laughs Festival. The New York Times raved Maniscalco for his “own kind of panache.”
The tour title is appropriate as “Stay Hungry” is the name of his recently released book for Simon & Schuster, and his 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. 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,” shares Maniscalco, who has expanded his major motion picture portfolio to include a voice-over for the character Johnny the Groundhog in the animated feature “Nut Job 2” and appearances in films including the New Line Feature comedy “The House” starring Will Ferrell, and a role in 2018’s “TAG,” starring alongside Ed Helms and Jeremy Renner.
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.”
“Even though I’ve achieved some success, I will always stay hungry for more,” concludes Mansicalco.
Dubbed “one of the hottest comics” by Newsday and “one of the funniest comics working stand-up today” by Esquire, Sebastian’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.”
Doors open at 6 p.m. Reserved seat tickets ($44 and $65) go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 19th at CelebrityTheatre.com and Celebrity Theatre’s box office, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix. To order by phone, call 602.267.1600. All tickets are subject to sales tax, facility and ticketing fees. All ages welcome.
About Danny Zelisko Presents (DZP): Danny Zelisko has been bringing shows to Phoenix since 1974. He founded and ran the legendary Evening Star Productions in 1977, and changed the face of the live concert experience in Arizona and the Southwest, producing thousands of shows over the years. After years of practice, DZP promotes about 150 shows annually in Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas. For more information: www.dannyzeliskopresents.com
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