Comedian-actor Sebastian Maniscalco will tape his third Showtime comedy special on May 7 at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre. Directed by Joe Demaio, Why Would You Do That? will film in front of a live audience and will air on the network this summer, as well as online, on demand and over the Internet.

Maniscalco’s personal story is the basis for his multi-camera comedy pilot Sebastian at NBC. Written by Austen Earl and Greg Garcia, the project also features Tony Danza. Maniscalco, who does national comedy tours, also can be seen in Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and in upcoming features The House, Cruise, and animated feature Nut Job 2.

From Levity Productions, Why Would You Do That? is executive produced by Judi Brown Marmel and Stu Schreiberg.