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To meet demand, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco adds second Wilkes-Barre show on Feb. 11

To meet demand, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco adds second Wilkes-Barre show on Feb. 11
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From a press release:

Due to overwhelming ticket demand, it was announced today that comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is adding a second performance when he visits the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Limited tickets remain for Maniscalco’s 7 p.m. performance. The second performance on his “Why Would You Do That?” tour will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $42.75, $62.75, and $253 (VIP with meet and greet, available online only), go on sale this Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.

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.

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 “The Nut Job 2.”

After more than a dozen sold-out performances in New York City’s comedy circuit in the last year alone, he tapped Manhattan as the backdrop for his newest comedy special on Showtime, “Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?”

Maniscalco is the star and executive producer of the special, which was filmed at the historic Beacon Theatre and premiered Oct. 1. This highly-anticipated new hour of skepticism follows up his 2014 Showtime stand-up special and DVD “Aren’t You Embarrassed?” in which he offered up his witheringly sarcastic and exasperated take on modern behavior and etiquette.

“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?’”

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.