The show airs live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center on August 26th
MTV has unveiled that comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco will host the 2019 VMAs live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Monday, August 26th. Music’s biggest stars and fans will celebrate the year’s most iconic videos with electrifying performances, viral moments and a new, first–its-kind immersive fan experience.
Maniscalco made an appearance Tuesday night (June 25th) on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he revealed the news to Fallon, who hosted the VMAs himself back in 2002. Catch Maniscalco on NBC’s TODAY with Hoda & Jenna this Friday, June 28th talking 2019 VMAs, fatherhood, his new fall tour You Bother Me and more.
“We’re thrilled to have the incredibly talented Sebastian Maniscalco as this year’s VMA host,” states Bruce Gillmer, ‘MTV VMAs’ executive producer, global head music and talent, Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International. “Sebastian is on FIRE right now and his comedic spin on relatable topics will make this year’s show truly unforgettable.”
From his early days performing at open mics to a historic sold out run at Madison Square Garden, Maniscalco has earned his place as one the top comics in the world. He was the 2018 Billboard “Comedian the Year” and was included on Forbes’ 2017 and 2018 list “The World’s Highest Paid Comedians.” In 2018, he published his best-selling memoir Stay Hungry, followed by the successful Stay Hungry tour, with five sold out shows at New York’s iconic Radio City Music Hall, which is now streaming on Netflix. Additionally, he has appeared in numerous films, including the Oscar-winning Green Book. He can next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated The Irishman with Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. Maniscalco is touring throughout 2019 with tickets to his North American You Bother Me tour on sale now.
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