Sebastian Maniscalo Plays PPG Paints; CHMH Hosts Frank Caliendo; ‘Lavender Terrace’ at New Haz (Thurs., 12/2/21)

1) Sebastian Maniscalo is one of the hottest comedians in the country right now. And that fact is evidenced by him playing a solo show at the PPG Paints Arena. Growing up in an Italian-American family outside of Chicago, Illinois, has provided Maniscalo a rich vein of comedy gold. He’s been very busy with his Nobody Does This comedy tour, the Food Network TV show “Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalo,” a best-selling book—Stay Hungry, oh, and he’s also co-host of “The Pete & Sebastian Show” on iHeart. He also found time to appear in the 2019 film The Irishman as “Crazy” Joe Gallo. Catch this funny multi-tasker tonight at 7 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

2) Donald Trump, George Bush, John Madden, Charles Barkley, Jay Leno, and William Shatner will be appearing (or at least good impressions of them will be) at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall tonight when talented comic Frank Caliendo takes the stage. Caliendo honed his skills first as a cast member of Fox’s “MADtv,” then moved on to “FOX NFL Sunday” and TBS’s “Frank TV.” He even performed a George Bush impression in front of then President Bush at the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner. His latest endeavor is The Frank Caliendo Cast podcast. 8 p.m. 510 E 10th Ave, Munhall.

3) The New Hazlett Theater as part of its CSA, Community Supported Arts, Program is presenting Lavender Terrace. The show is billed as a “multi-media performance that explores Marita Bonner’s The Purple Flower, published in 1928. This new play tells the story of marginalized and oppressed people fighting for the right to have life at its fullest over the last eighty years in America. Lavender Terrace progresses through time, beginning in the late twenties and landing in an obscured but familiar representation of the present day.” It explores the history of black life in America and is by director and playwright, NaTasha Thompson. It runs at 8 p.m. tonight and 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. tomorrow.