The show will be held in New Jersey for the first time ever, taking place on Monday, August 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Sebastian is a comedian who has sold out shows at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. He was named Billboard‘s Comedian of the Year in 2018 and published his book “Stay Hungry” last year.
“We’re thrilled to have the incredibly talented Sebastian Maniscalco as this year’s VMA host,” VMAs executive producer Bruce Gillmer said in a statement. “Sebastian is on fire right now and his comedic spin on relatable topics will make this year’s show truly unforgettable.”