The 2019 MTV VMAs are just two months away, and the network announced on Wednesday (June 26) that Sebastian Maniscalco will be hosting the award show.
“We’re thrilled to have the incredibly talented Sebastian Maniscalco as this year’s VMA host,” said Bruce Gillmer, VMAs executive producer and global head of 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.”
Maniscalco was Billboard‘s 2018 Comedian of the Year and was included on Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid Comedian’s list in 2017 and 2018. Along with his 2019 tour, the actor will also appear this year in the Martin Scorsese film, The Irishman, alongside Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
The 2019 VMAs will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday, August 26 at 9 p.m. EST/PST on MTV.