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Author: Sebastian Maniscalco Narrator: Sebastian Maniscalco Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 ISBN: 9781508255413
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This inspiring, honest, uproarious collection of essays traces Sebastian Maniscalco’s career from playing boxing rings and bowling alleys to reaching the pinnacles of comedy success.

At twenty-four, Sebastian Maniscalco arrived in LA with a suitcase and saved up minimum wages. He knew no one, and nothing about stand-up comedy, but he was determined to go for it anyway.

At forty-four, he’s on the Forbes’ list of highest earning comedians, sells out arenas, and has starred in four hit comedy specials, including Showtime’s Why Would You Do That?

Stay Hungry tells the story of the twenty years in between. On the way from clueless rube to stand-up superstar, Seb was booed off stages; survived on tips and stolen food; got advice from mentors Andrew Dice Clay, Vince Vaughn, Tony Danza, and Jerry Seinfeld; fell in love; and stayed true to his Italian-immigrant roots. The one code that always kept him going: Stay hungry, keep focused, never give up, and one day, you’ll make it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Even though Sebastian says that ‘comedy can’t be learned, it is an experience you must endure,’ there’s an awful lot to learn in this book. Not only for comics but for all performers. A really good read from beginning to end and some laughs along the way.”

    Tony Danza, an American actor nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards

  • “By one of the funniest men alive, this is a textbook on how to keep fighting when everything is telling you to go home. I love this book. It is a love story—the love of comedy. It will inspire you.”

    Danny Aiello, Academy Award–nominated actor

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About the Author

Sebastian Maniscalco is a stand-up comedian, actor, and podcast host. In 2016 he was named Just for Laughs’ Stand-Up Comedian of the Year and released his third Showtime special, Why Would You Do That?, the network’s most successful comedy variety special premiere. In 2017 his success globally landed him on Forbes’ “The World’s Highest Paid Comedians” list while his major motion picture portfolio expanded to include a voice-over for character Johnny the Groundhog in the animated feature Nut Job 2 and appearances in films including the feature comedy The House and a role in 2018’s Tag, starring alongside Ed Helms and Jeremy Renner. He is the cohost of SiriusXM’s popular Pete and Sebastian Show.