'Stay Hungry' author posts highest grossing event by a comedian in North America
Sebastian Maniscalco wrapped his historic run at Madison Square Garden this weekend, playing four shows in the round for the packed arena, selling the most tickets in a weekend for any comedy engagement in the history of the Garden.
He also posted the highest ever Billboard Boxscore gross for a comedian in North America, with $8.3 million in ticket sales and an attendance count of 72,960, beating the record set by Dave Chappell in 2014, grossing $4.8 million with 10 shows at Radio City Music Hall.
In the last year, Maniscalco has quickly grown his audience on the East Coast, starting at the Gotham Comedy Club in Chelsea. In April, Maniscalco played five sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall and has now performed for more than 100,000 fans in New York City in less than one year.