COMEDIAN SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO ASKS “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?” AT THE STATE THEATRE ON SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
Stand-up comedian brings his national tour to Minneapolis
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC: FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 AT NOON
Minneapolis, Minn. (Sept. 28, 2016) - Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that Just for Laugh’s Stand Up Comedian of the Year SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO will bring his national WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? Tour to the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 30 at noon at the State Theatre Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
DAY DATE TIME VENUE TICKET PRICES
Sunday May 21 7 p.m. State Theatre Start at $43.75
VIP Package for $254 includes one premium ticket, meet and greet, photograph, autographed DVD and more. Available online only.
All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $4.00
A Chicago native, Maniscalco is known for saying what we’re all thinking. He got his big break when Vince Vaughn recognized his talent and chose him to be one of the four featured comedians in the critically acclaimed film “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show.” Sebastian is quickly becoming one of the most sought after funny men in the business and was recently seen in an episode of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” with Jerry Seinfeld.
Before heading to Minneapolis, Maniscalco will return to SHOWTIME® this fall with his wildly popular “own kind of panache” (The New York Times) in SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO: WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?, beginning Oct. 1, 2016 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on-air, online and on demand. Maniscalco is the star and executive producer of the special, directed by Joe Demaio, which was filmed at Beacon Theatre during one of his seven sold-out shows of the year. The Manhattan show serves as the setting for Maniscalco to deliver his unique brand of physical and quick-witted observational comedy in a new hour of highly anticipated skepticism, all while asking WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?
“Coming up in this business over the years has taught me to look for folks that are in it for the same reasons I am,” said Maniscalco. “I knew we had found a great partner in SHOWTIME® on my last special, and I am happy we are continuing that relationship. Through their platform, I’ve been able to expose my stand-up to a broader audience and am looking forward to continuing to ask the hard questions like WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?”
Maniscalco is one of comedy’s fastest rising new stars. Born and raised in a working-class Chicago neighborhood, he moved to Los Angeles in 1998 to pursue his comedy career. There, he employed the work ethic his father instilled in him to build his name – simultaneously working as a waiter at the Four Seasons Hotel – and eventually drew the attention of actor Vince Vaughn, who cast him in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show. Maniscalco also stars in his own wildly popular The Pete and Sebastian Show podcast every Friday night. Maniscalco can be seen in the 2016 season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee as well as in the upcoming feature films The House, starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler; Cruise, directed by Rob Siegel and produced by Jeremy Renner; and the animated feature Nut Job 2.
The WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? TOUR will contribute to the Tag You’re It! Foundation, Maniscalco’s own charity, by donating $1 for every ticket sold. The foundation, set up through the California Community Foundation, strives to support research in Alzheimer’s disease, children’s education and the U.S. military.
From Levity Productions, SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO: WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?, is executive produced by Maniscalco, Judi Brown Marmel and Stu Schreiberg, Steve Mazzilli and Chris Mazzilli.
For more information, please visit SHO.com, www.SebastianLive.com and follow @SebastianComedy on Twitter and Instagram.
Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District. We serve the community through our four theatres – the Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org and wedompls.org.