Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco takes the leap into dramatic movies


Johany Jutras Sebastian Maniscalco returns to Caesars Palace this week.

. In the last two years, stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has been popping up in motion pictures, beginning with animated voiceover operate in “The Nut Job 2” and then taking some scenes in this year’s ensemble funny caper “Tag.” His upcoming roles are a lot different and relatively fantastic thinking about acting in motion pictures is still a brand-new thing for the Chicago-born funnyman, who returns to the stage at Caesars Palace this week.

” I’ve been fortunate enough to get with people who are award-winning stars, which helps when you’re not getting tossed into some little film to get my feet wet. We hit the ground running,” he states.

Maniscalco has a supporting role in November drama “Green Book,” starring well-known actors Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. And after that there’s the really huge one: Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” a movie about Jimmy Hoffa starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. Scorsese has a history of casting comics in his mobster movies and “The Irishman” is no different; Ray Romano is also in the movie, which is presently in post-production and set to be launched next year.

” I do not have a great deal of experience and a lot of this movie things is new to me, however I don’t wish to act like that,” Maniscalco states. “But here I am getting thrown into these functions with these truly talented males and females. Viggo and Mahershala are both amazing and here I am, first day on the job, and me and Viggo are doing a scene together. And my very first day on the set of ‘The Irishman’ was a scene with De Niro and Pesci, so it’s like, is this actually happening? But it’s been a really fantastic experience and I’m learning from all these talented people.”

He may be excessive and hilariously meaningful when he’s doing stand-up, but Maniscalco states he’s a quite subtle man offstage and operating in these brand-new remarkable roles feels closer to reality. Except for the part where he’s dealing with the legendary Scorsese.

” I actually went out for another role and they didn’t like my audition at all, but they gave me a 2nd opportunity to put myself on movie and do it once again which’s the one Scorsese saw and I wound up getting a different part,” he says. “My very first day, before the shoot, I got contacted to fulfill him because he wished to have a look at my wig. I fulfilled him in his workplace and we talked for 25 minutes, and after that I came out and the wig person said, ‘What did he state?’ And I stated, ‘Nothing.’ And then I thought, did he believe that was my genuine hair and just didn’t wish to state anything? It was one of these little surreal minutes.”

Maniscalco, who’s likewise developing his own function comedy film about a daddy and kid in a fish-out-of-water circumstance, recently filmed a brand-new Netflix special during a run of five sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall.

” I’m actually proud of it and I think it is among my finest, however I never have a good gauge on my efficiency,” he states. “My household can vouch for that. I’ll get unofficial thinking I drew and my sister will say it was fantastic, or sometimes not so terrific. My household is really truthful, particularly my father. There’s no sugarcoating any of it. However it was actually something unique for me and my household to experience.”

Sebastian Maniscalco carries out at 8 p.m. October 6 and 7 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace (3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 866-227-5938) and more details can be found at

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