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Sebastian Maniscalco Moves Into Movies With ‘Green Book’ and ‘The Irishman’

Sebastian Maniscalco Moves Into Movies With ‘Green Book’ and ‘The Irishman’

As a comedian whose routines not only lampoon Italian stereotypes but demand larger-than-life performances of those cultural peccadilloes, Sebastian Maniscalco has carefully — if inadvertently — created a niche for himself as an actor. In 2018, in between selling out shows at Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden, he took his first steps into film work with a small role in Peter Farrelly’s Oscar-winning “Green Book,” playing Johnny Venere, the fast-talking brother-in-law of Viggo Mortensen’s Nick Vallelonga.

Next up is a part in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” playing “CrazyJoe Gallo opposite Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. But never having supplemented his standup career with acting or other industry side projects, Maniscalco seems eager to take his time exploring this new career path.

“The acting and the film stuff is something really fun and cool to do while I’m doing standup comedy,” he tells Variety. “I

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