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Comedy Superstar Sebastian Maniscalco Launches The Second Leg Of His Record Breaking “Stay Hungry” International Tour

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Coming to Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, November 2nd

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 14, 2018) – On the heels of a wildly successful start to 2018, comedian, actor, author Sebastian Maniscalco kicks off the fall leg of his blockbuster “Stay Hungry” international tour.  The tour will make its way across the U.S. and Canada with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Vancouver and Calgary. Maniscalco recently wrapped the spring leg of his tour with five sold-out shows at New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall. People Magazine’s “The comedian’s comedian” broke the historic venue’s record with his appearances ranking him the highest grossing comedy weekend in their 85+ year history. Fans around the world hungry to see the performance will get their chance as the set was filmed for an upcoming Netflix special to air later this year. Details will be announced soon. Fans from Uncasville, CT will get their chance on Friday, November 2nd when Sebastian Maniscalco will be live in Mohegan Sun Arena at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $149.00, $99.00, $79.00 and $59.00 and go on sale Friday, May 18th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, May 19th, subject to availability.

The tour title is appropriate as not only is “Stay Hungry” the name of his new 2018 book for Simon & Schuster, making the national best-sellers list, but it is also his personal motto.

Visit amazon.com/Stay-Hungry-Sebastian-Maniscalco/dp/1501115979.

2018 will also see Maniscalco expand his major motion picture portfolio to include roles in TAG, starring alongside Jon Hamm, Ed Helms and Jeremy Renner as well as Green Book with Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini and Viggo Mortensen. Already hungry for 2019, Maniscalco will join a star-studded cast that includes Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and more in Martin Scorcese’s upcoming film The Irishman.

Sebastian has made a deal with Lionsgate to develop a multi-generational comedy he will executive produce, co-write with Austen Earl (The Great Indoors) and star in. Inspired by his stage routines, which touch on his Italian American family the script will follow two families from different worlds celebrating their first summer holiday together.

Maniscalco was included on Forbes’ 2017 list of “The World’s Highest Paid Comedians” where they praised, “thanks to his enthusiasm and willingness to work, Maniscalco will likely continue to be on Forbes’ list for years to come.” Dubbed “one of the hottest comics” by Newsday and “one of the funniest comics working stand-up today” by Esquire, Sebastian’s live performance has become a critically-acclaimed event, with the Los Angeles Times raving, “onstage, there’s an impatience to Maniscalco’s delivery as well, a hair-trigger exasperation with people and modern life, punctuated with baffled expressions, percussive thumps on the microphone and wide-swung leg kicks more associated with an Olympic speed-skater than a stand-up comic.”

Instead of asking questions – a theme that has served as the foundation for his previous comedy specials and shows like Aren’t You Embarrassed? and Why Would You Do That? – Maniscalco’s new tour has the affable performer instead encouraging fans to follow in his footsteps and “stay hungry.”

Check out his larger than life animated comedy style that elevated him to the top of his game: vimeo.com/levityentgroup/sebastianmaniscalco.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

The Off Color Comedy Tour Presented By Comix Comes To Mohegan Sun Arena On July 7th

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Featuring Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Tommy Davidson and David Alan Grier from In Living Color

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 24, 2018) – The Off Color Comedy Tour is making a stop at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, July 7th starting at 8:00pm. Featuring some of your favorite artists from the Emmy Award-winning hit show In Living Color, creator Keenen Ivory Wayans will host The Off Color Comedy Tour with stars Shawn Wayans, Tommy Davidson and David Alan Grier. Together, these comedy legends will bring a show that won’t disappoint.

Tickets are $49.00, $39.00 and $29.00 and go on sale Friday, April 27th at10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, April 28th, subject to availability.

Beyond the realm of In Living Color, Keenen Ivory Wayans is known for his work especially as a producer and director in films including White Chicks and both Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2. Shawn Wayans starred in the box office hits Little Man and White Chicks, both of which he also co-wrote and co-executive produced. Shawn also created and starred in the hit 90’s sitcom The Wayans Bros. and crime comedy film Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. Shawn began as a creative force with his success in a string of blockbusters starting with Scary Movie, which he co-wrote and played the role of Ray. He also co-wrote, co-executive produced and starred in Scary Movie 2, which was the only sequel in the Scary Movie franchise with direct Wayans involvement. Tommy Davidson has three Showtime specials: On Strength of New York, Illin’ in Philly and Takin’ it to DC as well as film credits including Strictly Business (opposite Halle Berry), Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls and many more. David Alan Grier helped to create some of In Living Color’s most memorable characters, for which he earned Image and Golden Satellite nominations. David also won America’s votes as a smooth, debonair and outrageously irreverent contestant on ABC hit Dancing with the Stars.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Jeff Ross & Dave Attell: Bumping Mics Presented By Comix Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Two of the greatest comedians will be live in the Uncas Ballroom on June 23rd

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 18, 2018) – Come see The Roastmaster General Jeff Ross and the consummate comedian’s comedian Dave Attell when they share the stage as co-headliners of their show Bumping Mics. One stage is probably not enough to contain two of the funniest men in the world, but we’re going to try! Jeff Ross & Dave Attell: Bumping Mics presented by Comix will take place in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, June 23rd at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $49.00 and $39.00 and go on sale Friday, April 20th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to Ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, April 21st, subject to availability.

About Jeff Ross:

Jeff Ross is a respected comedian, writer and producer also known as “The Roastmaster General.”

Jeff recently produced and starred in the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe.  Jeff’s roast victims also include Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, James Carville and Donald Trump (twice).

Jeff’s most recent comedy specials are the critically-acclaimed and highly rated Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals, which was filmed inside a maximum security jail, Jeff Ross Roasts Cops, which takes place during ride-a-longs with the Boston Police Department and Jeff Ross Roasts the Border, which was filmed in front of the border fence in Brownsville, Texas.

Jeff’s recent acting credits include guest-star roles on Audience Network’s Kingdom, ABC’s Dr. Ken, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, Fox’s Grandfathered, The Simpsons, Family Guy and the feature films Flock Of Dudes and Wedding Ringer starring Kevin Hart.

Jeff is also a regular on many animated shows including Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Future Worm, Penn Zero Part Time Hero and as “Hook Foot” on Disney’s Tangled TV series.

His latest TV venture is Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle, a popular comedy competition show that recently aired its second season on Comedy Central.

Jeff sits on the board of the New York Friars Club and is involved with the many charitable endeavors including the Scleroderma Research Foundation and the USO, which supports military members and their families. Jeff is originally from Newark, New Jersey but please don’t hold that against him.

About Dave Attell:

Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, Dave Attell got into stand-up comedy in the late eighties after graduating from New York University with a degree in Film and Television. He is the creator and host of Dave’s Old Porn on Showtime, which has featured such talent as Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Handler, Adam Carolla and Daniel Tosh. His stand-up series, DAVE ATTELL’S COMEDY UNDERGROUND and his one hour special, ROAD WORK were featured on Comedy Central and ROAD WORK is streaming on Netflix now!

He was named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. His caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and his choice of material that can best be described as “very adult” has earned him the reputation as a “comic’s comic.” But if you ask Attell, he’d say, “I’m just trying to get some laughs and sell some drinks.” In 2001, Attell used this love of booze and laughter to create and host the hit series, Insomniac with Dave Attell for Comedy Central. A travelogue show in which Attell goes from city to city looking for late-night fun, The New York Times called the show, “a doubly rare beast, a comedy without rancor and a travel show about the virtues of the American underdog.” To Attell, the Insomniac show is more of a cross between Girls Gone Wild and Cops. After four seasons of Insomniac, Attell taped several hour-long Insomniac specials overseas in Japan, Germany, England and Brazil. Once back in the states, he headed out on a thirty-five city theatre tour ending in Vegas, where he hosted a two-hour special for Comedy Central featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Geraldo and Dane Cook, some of the biggest comics in the country.

Dave Attell has made numerous appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Howard Stern Show, Last Call with Carson Daly and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He also appeared in Chris Rock’s cult film Pootie Tang. Other television credits include FOX’s Arrested Development, NBC’s Ed, HBO, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and his own half-hour stand-up special Comedy Central Presents Dave Attell.

About Comix Mohegan Sun

Comix Mohegan Sun is an independently-owned and operated venue located inside one of the largest, most spectacular travel destinations in the United States. Open every Wednesday through Sunday and serving happy hour until 6:30 p.m., Comix Comedy Club showcases national headliners, superb regional and local talent and offbeat shows; all on a stage built for comedy. Comix Craft Beer Bar & Grill offers 24 local, regional and national craft beers on tap, an excellent bourbon whiskey program, complemented by a full cocktail list and great bar food menu. Comix is the perfect venue for private parties, special events and fundraisers and the place for fans to cheer on their teams on the big screen. Comix also presents the superstars of comedy in the Mohegan Sun Arena and Uncas Ballroom. For hours and more info, call 860-862-7000 or visit ComixMoheganSun.comfacebook.com/ComixMoheganSun & @ComixMoheganSun.