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Summit of Greatness 2024 | September 13-14 | Los Angeles, CA


Sebastian Maniscalco

Sebastian Maniscalco OPENS UP "I Struggle With My Inner Critic" How He OVERCAME Anxiety & Self-Doubt

"I enjoy putting a smile on people's faces. That's why I got into comedy, not for fame or money."

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Welcome back! Today, Lewis interviews the incredibly talented comedian Sebastian Maniscalco. They dive into Sebastian’s journey from waiting tables in Hollywood to becoming a comedy sensation. Sebastian shares his insights on perseverance, the importance of family, and the behind-the-scenes struggles of his career. He opens up about the challenges of balancing work and personal life, dealing with self-doubt, and the pressure to constantly evolve. Lewis and Sebastian also discuss the significance of gratitude and how to find joy in the moment despite the chaos of life and work.

"Comedy is like bodybuilding. You're not going to look the way you want overnight; it takes time, diet, and dedication."  

And now let’s jump into episode 1639 of The School of Greatness!

"You can't worry about other people's successes. Everyone has their own course; focus on being as funny as you can be."  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • “How did you emotionally and mentally manage working full-time as a waiter while pursuing your comedy dreams in the early years?”
  • “What kept you going during the tough times when you felt like you weren’t making progress in your comedy career?”
  • “How did you develop your confidence in your comedic ability from a young age?”
  • “Can you share a moment when you felt discouraged and how you overcame it?”
  • “How do you balance the pressures of your career with the responsibilities of family life?”
  • “Do you have a negative voice that speaks to you before you go on stage, and how do you combat it?”
  • “What was it like working with legends like Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in ‘The Irishman’?”
  • “How do you handle the anxiety and pressure of performing in large venues like Madison Square Garden?”
  • “What advice did your parents give you that helped shape your career and work ethic?”
  • “How do you approach decision-making in your career, especially when choosing projects or opportunities?”

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Sebastian transitioned from waiting tables to selling out arenas.
  • The role of perseverance and self-belief in achieving long-term success.
  • The impact of family support on pursuing unconventional dreams.
  • The challenges and pressures of maintaining success in the entertainment industry.
  • The importance of gratitude and living in the moment.
  • Plus much more…

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