Sebastian Maniscalco and Judi Marmel Announced For Pollstar Live! Keynote Q&A

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Sebastian Maniscalco and Judi Marmel will participate in a keynote Q&A at Pollstar Live! later this month.

Comic Sebastian Maniscalco and his manager Judi Marmel, co-founder, partner and president of talent at Levity Live, will participate in a keynote Q&A at Pollstar Live! conference at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 16 at 4:45 p.m. PT, capping off a full day of programming featuring many of the live industry’s leading figures.

Maniscalco will have plenty to talk about. One of comedy’s strongest touring acts, the comedian appeared on Pollstar‘s Year End Top 100 Worldwide Tours chart in 2018, 2019 and 2020, packing iconic rooms including New York’s Madison Square Garden, which he sold out four times over in January 2019, grossing $8.3 million and landing him on Pollstar‘s cover.

His profile only continues to rise, with recent roles in Oscar-winning movies “Green Book” and “The Irishman,” his hosting turn on the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, the upcoming Lionsgate film about his life starring Robert De Niro as his father and his new Discovery+/Food Network show set to debut later this year.

In fact, Maniscalco will be arriving at Pollstar Live! fresh off the first three dates of his “Nobody Does This Tour,” which begins with two plays at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on June 12. After Maniscalco’s Pollstar Live! appearance, he’ll get back on the road with a summer and fall trek extending into late November.

Beyond specific projects, the keynote will tackle Maniscalco’s career development, how he approaches his performances and the diversification of his brand.

Meanwhile, Marmel will offer insights into the comedy business. In addition to Maniscalco, Marmel represents Taylor Tomlinson, Whitney Cummings, Loni Love, Darci Lynn, Dusty Slay, Mark Normand and Bert Kreischer, the latter of whom made waves as a drive-in touring pioneer during the pandemic, posting robust gross numbers in summer 2020.

Marmel appeared on the cover of Pollstar‘s Women of Live issue in March, and was featured on Pollstar‘s Impact 50 list in 2020 and 2021.

“I love what I do for a living. And it’s the occupation I always wanted to have,” Marmel told Pollstar in March. “It’s the dream job I always wanted to have. It’s everything I set out to make for myself.”

Pollstar Live! will take place from June 15-17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Announced speakers include Howard Rose (Howard Rose Agency), Peter Shapiro (Dayglo Ventures), Phil Quist (CAA), David Kells (Bridgestone Arena), Adam Kornfeld (Artist Group International), Ken Fermaglich (United Talent Agency), Sara Bollwinkel (Wasserman Music) and Jonathan Azu (Culture Collective).

To register for the conference,  which will mark the live industry’s first in-person conference since the pandemic began some 15 months ago, visit the website here.