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“A cathartic pleasure to watch!” —Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“More laughs than anything in NYC!” —David Rooney, Variety
“Pulls out all the stops and deserves to be called a star!” —Howard Kissel, The New York Daily News
“Leaves his audience helpless with laughter!” —Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press
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 Network special. He also starred on Broadway as Sam Byck in the Tony-winning Assassins, by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, Buzz in Terrence McNally’s Tony award-winning dramatic comedy, Love! Valor! Compassion! All three of these hit shows were directed by four-time Tony-winner Joe Mantello. His other Broadway credits include Gidger, The Violet Hour and Stephano (opposite Patrick Stewart), in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Off-Broadway, Cantone also originated the roles of Terry in The Crumple Zone, directed by Jason Moore and Matt in Steve. He is currently starring opposite Ralph Macchio in A Room Of My Own at the Abingdon Theatre.
The feature films from Cantone, include Quiz Show, directed by Robert Redford, Sony’s animated film, Surf’s Up, In Stereo, The Aristocrats, and as Anthony Marentino, in Sex and the City 1 and Sex and the City 2. He can still be seen, HBO’s series Sex and the City, in syndication on many television stations. He was a recurring character on ABC’s Men In Trees, and has a guest star on VH1’s Hindsight.
On Comedy Central, Cantone’s performances have been featured on The USO Comedy Tour, Comics Come Home, The Chappelle Show, The Denis Leary Roast and The Joan Rivers Roast. The network was also home to his first solo stand-up special Comedy Central Presents Mario Cantone.
Cantone got his start hosting the local New York children’s show called 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, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Conan O’Brian Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Meredith Viera Show, The Today Show and throughout it’s 18 year run, multiple appearances, as guest and co-host, on ABC’s The View.
Cantone has appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Atlantic City’s Borgata, The Golden Nugget, Cearsar’s Palace in Las Vegas and the performing arts centers of Santa Rosa, Peekskill, Scottsdale, Fort Lauderdale and St. Louis, where he performed his comedy and music show, Mario Cantone Live!