FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2017 file photo Sebastian Maniscalco arrives at the LA Premiere of "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" in Los Angeles. The comedian, actor and best-selling author will host MTV’s 2019 Video Music Awards. Maniscalco will be joined at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Aug. 26, 2019, by some of music’s biggest stars as they celebrate the year’s iconic videos. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Sebastian Maniscalco to host MTV's 2019 Video Music Awards

June 26, 2019 - 10:15 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian and actor Sebastian Maniscalco will host MTV's 2019 Video Music Awards.

He'll be joined at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Aug. 26 by some of the industry's biggest stars as they celebrate the year's music videos.

Executive producer Bruce Gillmer says Maniscalco's "comedic spin on relatable topics will make this year's show truly unforgettable."

Maniscalco is currently on his North American "You Bother Me" tour.

The 45-year-old was the 2018 Billboard "Comedian of the Year" and made his feature film debut last year in the Oscar-winning "Green Book."

He'll next be seen on Netflix in Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman," with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

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