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Mario Cantone

Why isn't he more present in entertainment? He is doing only 1 comedy club date this year (June in Atlantic City) and the last time he was on the view on December 2012... Does he choose not to work?

by Anonymousreply 5104/16/2013

because he is th4e most untalented and unfunny person alive. The less of him the better

by Anonymousreply 103/30/2013

[quote]Does he choose not to work?

Work does not choose him.

by Anonymousreply 203/30/2013

Maybe he is taking time off. Quite honestly, I don't see the appeal he has. He seems like a relic from another era.

by Anonymousreply 303/30/2013

Sadly, I knew him when was starting out. He was a shameless insanely pushy self-promoter. But when he got the chance, he was lousy. Loud energy is only the beginning, you need to be able to write or buy funny material and it helps to be distinctive rather than just another screaming stereotype.

by Anonymousreply 403/30/2013

Mario is damn funny. He's been partnered for 20 years. Maybe he doesn't want to work.

by Anonymousreply 503/30/2013

Canceled his gigs so he could join "The View" in September full time

by Anonymousreply 603/30/2013

R6 Won't he need gender reassignment surgery first?

by Anonymousreply 703/30/2013

Why R7 ? They had that one guy on the show for years. Whats his name....? O yea. Barbara Walters, that's him.

by Anonymousreply 803/30/2013

He's got a lot of genuine talent, actually, as a mimic and as a singer. But he's too loud and obnoxious and aggressive--it comes across as too much.

by Anonymousreply 903/30/2013

I think he's funny, especially when he does the Betty Davis impression after her stroke.

by Anonymousreply 1003/30/2013

Bette Davis, how original!

by Anonymousreply 1103/30/2013

His imitations are all of people from the 60s and 70s and 80s.

by Anonymousreply 1203/30/2013

No one after the 80s is worth imitating.

by Anonymousreply 1303/30/2013

This takes balls, but he nails it.

by Anonymousreply 1403/30/2013

He probably does a lot of private functions.

by Anonymousreply 1503/30/2013


by Anonymousreply 1603/30/2013

Yes, Gramps at r13.

by Anonymousreply 1703/30/2013

Even his kiddie show from the '80s was very, very gay.

by Anonymousreply 1803/30/2013

[quote]Won't he need gender reassignment surgery first?

They have Guy Day Friday now, adding a full time guy is no big deal. It's a talk show, nothing is law.

by Anonymousreply 1903/30/2013

[quote] Mario is damn funny. He's been partnered for 20 years. Maybe he doesn't want to work.

He's in an open relationship... shocking I know

by Anonymousreply 2003/30/2013

I like them

by Anonymousreply 2103/30/2013

He lives somewhere near me in Chelsea.

by Anonymousreply 2203/30/2013

His only equal as a comic is Dick Cheney.

by Anonymousreply 2303/30/2013

He and Willie Garson should be waterboarded for their gay Stepin Fetchit performances on SATC.

by Anonymousreply 2403/30/2013

blame his manager Bill Butler...people he manage seem to disappear

by Anonymousreply 2503/30/2013

I saw him when he was substituting for Nathan Lane in "Love! Valour! Compassion!" One of the few Broadway shows I've seen that didn't have Nathan Lane in them. Or Lewis J. Stradlen, for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 2603/30/2013

So what DID happen to Liza's Gun Sister Aunties?

by Anonymousreply 2703/30/2013

because he acts like a loud, jewish yenta and his act is old and tired. his audience is very limited because of that and a little of him goes a long way. plus, the network shows are probably trying to get away from the "queenie" people and putting in entertainers that appeal to a wider audience.

by Anonymousreply 2803/31/2013

He got on The View because he's friends with Joy Behar, and then the View appearances helped him get the SATC gig. Without Joy around, he'll probably disappear from The View, because he's not funny at all, just annoying. He obviously thinks being loud and queeny automatically makes him hilarious. Being obnoxious is no substitution for wit.

by Anonymousreply 2903/31/2013

I think this guy is so annoying and not that funny, but I have to say he does look great for his age.

by Anonymousreply 3003/31/2013

He too loud and annoying. It can't be said enough.

by Anonymousreply 3103/31/2013

I first became aware of him in the 1990's on Joy Behar's radio show. He was very funny in converation.

His Broadway Laugh Whore was an awful One Man Show 101.

He is talented as an actor but as a comedian tired, shrill and not funny.

STILL I like him.

by Anonymousreply 3203/31/2013

[quote]he's not funny at all, just annoying. He obviously thinks being loud and queeny automatically makes him hilarious. Being obnoxious is no substitution for wit.

You've got that right, R29. He's awful.

by Anonymousreply 3303/31/2013

I first saw Mario in an Off-Broadway comedy called "The Crumple Zone" in 2000. The playbill lists among his credits: Carnegie Hall, opening for Shirley Bassey.

I can't imagine...

by Anonymousreply 3403/31/2013

He's resting up for SATC 3

by Anonymousreply 3503/31/2013

WTF Op, He Has Been On The View Plenty Since January 2013, Even On For A Complete Week A Few Weeks Back. Do You Even Watch The View? Obviously Not !! Stop Coming On Datalounge With Crap Statements, That Have No Foundation.

by Anonymousreply 3604/04/2013

Can't stand him.

Billy Eichner has the same a little-goes-a-long-way screaming obnoxiousness but unlike Cantone he can be very funny and (also unlike Cantone) I'd love to fuck him.

by Anonymousreply 3704/04/2013

R14, thank you. I had no idea he had that kind of talent.

by Anonymousreply 3804/04/2013

He is very talented but has unfortunately pigeon holed himself into a gay charicature. Caught him on a segment on Chapelle show that was embarrassing. The gay thing is so boring now-and not shocking or edgy anymore. With gay marriage being accepted and so many famous people coming out, these one note entertainers need to find another niche. I hope Modern Family gets cancelled just for the awful portrayal of the gay couple- really repulsive.

by Anonymousreply 3904/05/2013

Nobody wants to pay money to be trapped in a theatre listening to that shrill voice for 90 minutes. And no one in Hollywood wants to cast him.

by Anonymousreply 4004/05/2013

He needs fresher, newer material. And I completely soured on him the FIRST time (out of many) when he did Bette Davis after her stroke.

by Anonymousreply 4104/05/2013

Not surprised to see the typical DL bitchiness.

You complain about men in entertainment who are in the closet and I've been out my whole career.

Sorry, you don't get my "schtick."

by Anonymousreply 4204/05/2013

[quote]because he is th4e most untalented and unfunny person alive. The less of him the better

Am I glad to hear that!

by Anonymousreply 4304/05/2013

R42, well, it's not like you could ever pull off a believable closet performance. You were condemned to be out.

by Anonymousreply 4404/05/2013

[quote] condemned to be out.

Most pathetic post on DL ever.

by Anonymousreply 4504/06/2013

I saw him prancing around in Beverly Hills a while back. Walks with the confidence of a much taller man. Seemed to be disappointed that people didn't pay attention to him.

by Anonymousreply 4604/06/2013

The days of the gay clown are over; this stereotype isn't funny anymore.

by Anonymousreply 4704/06/2013

A friend of mine was on that children's show he used to do. She said it was a horrible experience and she actually asked to go home before the taping was done. At one point, Cantone made a joke about someone they had never heard of before (Bette Davis maybe?). The kids just stared at him dumbfounded with the quizzical "who?" look on their faces. Cantone turned to someone on the crew and said, "we need to start getting some smarter kids in here."

by Anonymousreply 4804/06/2013

[quote] Sorry, you don't get my "schtick." - M

I didn't know Meryl could do schtick!

by Anonymousreply 4904/06/2013

This property comdemned!

by Anonymousreply 5004/06/2013

R50, don't you know that photo is of Ian Zerling, from 90210?

by Anonymousreply 5104/16/2013
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