He's the author of the best-selling memoir 'Stay Hungry,' and on the Forbes list of top-10 earning comedians in the world. CBS Sunday Morning calls him "one of standup comedy's breakthrough performers." Billboard says he's "starting the new year at the top of the comedy game. He is Sebastian Maniscalco, and he's coming to the Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids Thursday, April 18.

He took off for Los Angeles, California at age 24, determined to make it as a stand-up comedian. Twenty years later, Maniscalco has starred in four Showtime comedy specials, sold-out countless shows including three at Madison Square Garden, and written the best-selling memoir at that traces the last two decades of his life.

Maniscalco brings comedy to the stage in two forms... hilarious storytelling and physical comedy. These photos showcase the physical aspect.

Much of Maniscalco's material comes straight from his family as he described in a piece done by CBS last month:

Tickets for his Cedar Rapids show go on sale this Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m. at the Paramount Theatre.