Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That? Tour
. “I watched Johnny Carson growing up,” he reflects, “and was always enthralled when the comedians came on. How do they remember all this? How do they nail the timing?” For the 43-year-old, those unknowns were admittedly captivating. Since going full time in 2005, he’s released four hourlong specials, hosted his own Sirius XM series and will publish a memoir this year. But stand-up remains his passion, he says, even as Maniscalco’s tastes have shifted. “As I grow older, I tend to laugh at things that seem more dramatic than comedic. I think that’s something I notice more in comedians, this ability to laugh hardest at the serious tone.”
7 p.m. Friday. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas. For information, call 713-230-1600 or visit sebastianlive.com
. $43 to $253.25.
Sebastian Maniscalco has kept the faith and is now reaping the rewards. Reflecting back on when he was “barely surviving in 1999,” the Chicago-born stand-up is now headlining his own