Sebastian Maniscalco is Hosting the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

The show will air LIVE from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Monday, August 26th.

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The 2019 MTV VMAs have found its host!

The network confirmed earlier today that comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco will be emceeing the evening’s festivities. The announcement was initially made on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

From his early days performing at open mics to a historic sold out run at Madison Square Garden, Maniscalco has earned his place as one of the top comics in the world. He was the 2018 Billboard “Comedian of the Year” and was included on Forbes’ 2017 and 2018 list of “The World’s Highest Paid Comedians.

“We’re thrilled to have the incredibly talented Sebastian Maniscalco as this year’s VMA host,” said Bruce Gillmer, ‘MTV VMAs’ executive producer, global head of music and talent, Viacom and co-brand head, MTV International. “Sebastian is on FIRE right now and his comedic spin on relatable topics will make this year’s show truly unforgettable.”

The 2019 MTV VMAs will unite music’s biggest stars to celebrate the year’s most iconic videos with electrifying performances, viral moments and a new, first-of-its-kind immersive fan experience. It will air LIVE from the Prudential Center on Monday, August 26th on MTV.

Stay tuned for more updates as we’ll share a list of nominees, performers, and presenters as soon as they are announced.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.