Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Laugh With Sebastian Maniscalco - A Review


(Los Angeles) “What’s Wrong With People?” asks Sebastian Maniscalco in his hilarious new stand-up comedy special available on DVD March 27th.  A ratings hit when it aired on Showtime in January, “What's Wrong with People is Sebastian’s witheringly sarcastic and exasperated take on modern behavior and decorum, as he tries to bridge the gap between the Italian-American Old World he grew up in and the contemporary frenetic world we all live in today.  His self-effacing brand of comedy challenges audiences to find humor in the mundane with side-splitting riffs - on everything from jury duty to eating at Subway- that are as relatable as they are hysterical.  
The result is an original stand-up comedy tour-de-force that has Sebastian performing sold-out concerts worldwide. His self-deprecating comedy reminds fans of a young Jerry Seinfeld who constantly challenges his audience to recognize the absurdities of everyday life. George Lopez says “Sebastian reminds me that comedy is best served RAW.”

Sebastian was one of four featured comedians hand-picked by Vince Vaughn for his critically acclaimed film “Wild West Comedy Show.”  He has appeared numerous times on the “Tonight Show” (as both a stand-up and as a special correspondent providing hilarious grooming advice to unsuspecting airline passengers and churchgoers), on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and “Lopez Tonight,” and had his own Comedy Central DVD Special “Sebastian Live!”  Other national television appearances include the award-winning series “The Savages,” Tim Meadows’ “The Very Funny Show,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” Showtime’s “Comics without Boarders,” “Comics Unleashed” and “Hollywood Uncensored.” He is also a popular guest on such ground-breaking podcasts as “WTF with Marc Maron.”
The 411 by Maria: 
I do love laughing. It is one of my favorite things to do. Laugh lines mean nothing to me as long as I am having a good time. Personally, I watch a lot of stand up. My husband is not into it so usually it is when I can't sleep and he is already sleeping. The comedy station is even saved on my Sirius Radio so I can laugh while driving. Sebastian is all about expressions. I love his face while he is telling jokes. He doesn't rely on vulgar language to be funny (not that I am opposed but I know a lot of people are). Sebastian is very animated and likeable. He plays to the audience without using them. His standup is based on his observations and if only we could all be this funny in our daily life, people wouldn't need meds to get through their day. Laugh a little people! Some of the show about company: So funny and so true! 

Sebastian has an international presence, as well, having performed for the troops on several USO tours around the world and at the Dubai Comedy Festival and Lebanon’s Music Hall.

“What’s Wrong with People” is produced by Levity Entertainment and distributed by Entertainment One.

For more information on Sebastian and his upcoming tour dates, please go to www.SebastianLive.com


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