From “shy guy” to comedian, Sebastian Maniscalco is “just the observer”

People magazine calls Sebastian Maniscalco “the comedian’s comedian,” but he describes himself simply as an “opinionated observer.”

“I was not the class clown. I was the guy in the back looking at the class clown saying, ‘Just sit down. It’s not funny.’ But, yeah, I’ve always been kind of reserved and just the observer,” he told “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, describing himself as “a shy guy growing up.”

Maniscalco delivers his unique take at sold-out shows on subjects like the absurdity of modern technology and his own Italian-American family. Maniscalco said the “shared experience” of the family is what makes his routines resonate among audiences.