Sebastian Maniscalco has made a name for himself as one of the funniest men on the planet. The stand up comedian is known for packing houses and giving his audiences deep belly chuckles. Now, he’ll go down in history as the first stand up comedian that gave NFTs to his live audience.
Sebastian Maniscalco Surprises New York Audience with NFTs
At a recent show in the New York Aria, Sebastian Maniscalco surprised his fans by giving away free commemorative NFTs to ticket holders. He’s the first comedian to make such a move.
The NFTs were designed by the comedian’s wife, Lana Gomez, and will be uniquely designed for each show. The tokens are gold shaded and minted by Ticketmaster. The tokens feature each audience member’s individual section, row, and seat.
According to various reports, those that now hold the NFTs in the collection will receive exclusive access to future offers and events from the comedian.
The free digital collectibles were given to fans that purchased tickets to the “Nobody Does This Tour” in Toronto, Madison Square Garden, Prudential Center, Barclays Center, and UB Arena.
Between the four New York area shows, the comedian will be playing to more than 80,000 attendees following sold out shows that have included a comedy record for Chicago’s United Center with 21,286 fans.
According to various reports, a portion of the proceeds from the Tour will benefit Maniscalco and Gomez’s foundation, Tag You’re It!, which supports U.S. veterans, Alzheimer’s disease, and children’s education.
A portion of the proceeds from the “Nobody Does This Tour” benefits Maniscalco and Gomez’s foundation, Tag You’re It!, which supports U.S. veterans, Alzheimer’s disease and children’s education.
In a statement, Sebastian Maniscalco had the following to offer:
“I have never done this before and hell — who knows — I may never do it again!
I have always looked at New York City as a second home, and I have always had a special connection with the people of the city.“
The above statement was followed up by David Marcus, EVP of Music at Ticketmaster. Here’s what he had to say:
“Connecting digital collectibles to the live event experience is still in its infancy. Sebastian is an adventurous artist, and it’s exciting to see how he is envisioning how fans collect in a digital world.”
The Bottom Line
The bottom line here is simple. Sebastian Maniscalco has made NFT history with this collection, further building on the celebrity collections found throughout the metaverse.