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Competition heats up for fan favorite to impersonate Scaramucci on ‘SNL’

UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017

Mario Cantone Kicks off Charmin  ‘Going for Good’ Campaign to Raise $50,000 for Charity. (PR NEWSWIRE)
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By Sarah Polus Washington Post

For every political action, there is an equal and opposite “Saturday Night Live” reaction. Last season, nothing, and no one, was safe from “SNL’s” wrath, and each time the White House cast of characters changed, fans would jump in to speculate on which comedian would spoof the newcomer on the show.

Former press secretary Sean Spicer’s recent departure from his White House position meant the death of Melissa McCarthy’s famous “Spicey” impression. Now, Anthony Scaramucci’s appointment as White House communications director means there’s a new role to fill.

Although a few names have been tossed around as to who should portray “the Mooch” on “SNL,” Ben Stiller seemed to be the fan favorite (the funnyman had a short stint on “SNL” in 1989). Another name has been rising through the ranks, however: Mario Cantone, aka Charlotte’s gbff Anthony Marentino on “Sex and the City.”

Cantone nailed his depiction of Scaramucci on Comedy Central’s “The President Show” Thursday night. Cantone not only looks the part, but he accurately poked fun at Scaramucci’s potty mouth and love of Italian expressions by quoting a fictional obscene quip from his mother.

If “SNL” wants him, Cantone’s in. “Of course I’d do it,” Cantone told Variety. “It would be a very big deal for me and a lot of fun.”

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