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For Sebastian Maniscalco, comedy isn’t just a routine, it’s a way of life

Sebastian Maniscalco
Sebastian Maniscalco brings his “Stay Hungry Tour” to Viejas’ Concerts in the Park on Aug. 18.
(Todd Rosenberg Photography )

Just laugh. That’s the mantra of Chicago-bred comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, who hopes to keep audiences laughing with his “Stay Hungry” Tour on Sunday. The only newcomer named to Forbes’ “The World’s Highest Paid Comedians” in 2017, he was praised by the magazine, which said , “thanks to his enthusiasm and willingness to work, Maniscalco will likely continue to be on Forbes’ list for years to come.” The 45-year-old stand-up’s latest tour is selling out in theaters across the country. Why? He’s turned his everyday gripes in life into a shtick we can all identify with — the family. “Whenever I get around my family, the comedy tends to write itself,” he said in a CBS Sunday Morning interview. “I don’t have to write it. I just tell the story.”

Sebastian Maniscalo: Stay Hungry Tour 2019: 8 p.m. Sunday. Viejas Concerts in the Park at Viejas Casino & Resort, 5000 Willows Road, Alpine. (619) 445-5400.

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