Mario Cantone, the celebrated New York stage actor and stand-up comedian gained critical acclaim with his Tony-nominated one-man show Laugh Whore, from its appearance at the Cort Theatre on Broadway to the Showtime special.
He starred in the June release of Sony’s animated film, Surf’s Up, and appeared in the hilarious film The Aristocrats. On television, Cantone can currently be seen as Anthony, Charlotte’s wedding-planner-with-attitude, now that HBO’s Sex and the City is in syndication on TBS, E! and many other stations. As well as the Sex and the City movie franchise.
Cantone has performed his irreverent stand-up comedy at a wide range of venues, including Carnegie Hall, where he warmed up jazz great Shirley Bassey, to performances at Atlantic City’s Borgata and Atlantic Club, Headlining at Gotham Comedy and Caroline’s on Broadway. Over the years his routines have included musical parodies of Judy Garland, Jim Morrison, Peggy Lee, Bruce Springsteen and Liza Minnelli.
Cantone got his start hosting the local New York children’s show Steampipe Alley, where the comic slipped in sly pop culture innuendo that adults could enjoy. His other television credits include appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Oprah, Martha, The Today Show, and throughout it’s 15 year run, multiple appearances on ABC’s The View.