12/29 & 30, 1/2 &3: Sebastian Maniscalco at Hilarities

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Sebastian Maniscalco first went national courtesy of the Vince Vaughn-produced comedy tour and film Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights — Hollywood to the Heartland. The Chicago native nearly stole the show from the relentlessly funny John Caparulo, which is a big deal since Caparulo is one of the funniest comics on the circuit. The clever Maniscalco is rising in the ranks. He recorded a Comedy Central Presents special last spring and has appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson. Maniscalco is a theatrical stand-up comedian with spot-on observations. His strong suit is riffing on the mundane. His bit on shopping at discount stores is especially inspired: “I went looking for jeans,” he jokes. “I’m in the store shopping. I found a pair … in housewares. They’re stamped irregular. You’re not getting a deal. You have to find what the hell happened. Why are these a dollar? They’re originally $175, now $1. If you’re like me, you can’t find a mistake. I think I found a treasure. That’s until I tried them on.” Maniscalco’s observations on texting and dating are equally hilarious. He performs at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, 7:30 and 10:15 p.m. Saturday, January 2, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 3, at Hilarities (2035 E. 4th St., 216.736.4242). Tickets: $15-$20. — Ed Condran

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