JAMESTOWN – The National Comedy Center announced Monday that it added a second show for headliner Sebastian Maniscalco after both his and John Mulaney’s shows sold out in the first day on sale to the public for the 2019 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival.
The additional show will take place Saturday, August 10 at 5:00 p.m. at the Northwest Arena.
Tickets for this performance will go on pre-sale for National Comedy Center members only starting Wednesday, March 6 at noon ET and on sale to the public on Friday, March 8 at noon ET at ComedyCenter.org.
Center officals said some additional festival events are also currently on sale, while many more have yet to be announced, in a lineup that will celebrate comedy’s contemporary stars, rising voices, and historic legacies.
“We’re thrilled to add a second Maniscalco show to accommodate the incredible demand for these festival headliners, and with a new national attraction now open all day throughout the festival, it makes for a fantastic time to visit Jamestown,” said Journey Gunderson, National Comedy Center Executive Director.
“This year’s Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is shaping up to be our biggest ever. From our big arena shows with Sebastian Maniscalco and John Mulaney, to showcases featuring rising comedians, on-stage panels on comedy legends, and kids’ comedy shows — there truly is something for everyone, with more to be announced soon,” said Malachi Livermore, National Comedy Center Director of Programming and Guest Experience. “We encourage comedy fans from around the world to come visit and explore everything that the festival and the National Comedy Center has to offer.”
Comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco has been called “one of the funniest comedians working stand-up today,” by Esquire Magazine, “one of the hottest comics,” by Newsday and “the comedian’s comedian” by People Magazine.
Maniscalco broke records last month with four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, selling the most tickets in a weekend for any comedy engagement in the history of the Garden.
In 2018, Maniscalco broke similar comedy box-office records for Radio City Music Hall.
Maniscalco can currently be seen with Viggo Mortensen in the film “Green Book,” which won three Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Last November, Maniscalco won Billboard’s inaugural Comedian of the Year award.
In 2019, Maniscalco will be starring in Martin Scorsese’s new film “The Irishman,” with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.