Mario Cantone Does Anthony Scaramucci Impression On ‘The President Show’ [VIDEO]
While Melissa McCarthy may have been the best person to impersonate the quick-tempered White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, with his resignation, there came a comedic void. But now, we may have found the best person to impersonate the new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
Mario Cantone impersonated the foul-mouthed Wall Street veteran on Comedy Central’s The President Show last night.
After being introduced by Anthony Atamanuik‘s Donald Trump, Cantone came out and played up all the Italian stereotypes “The Mooch” has seemingly fallen right into.
“I love you! I love you! I freakin’ love you!” the Scaramucci impersonator told Trump, who basked in the praise.
Based largely on the baffling, swear-ridden interview that the real Scaramucci gave to The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza earlier this week, Cantone called out the President’s Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
“I’m going to get to the bottom of the leakage in the White House, you hear me, Reince?” Cantone began.
“There’s an old Italian expression my mother used to use when somebody hurt her, she’d say, “Stick the umbrella up my a– but don’t open it.”
To which Trump responded, “Wow! I love ethnics!”
“And I love President Chump.”
The bit went on to cover some of the more eye-brow-raising comments Scaramucci made to Lizza, including the now famous line, “I’m not [White House Chief Strategist] Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c–k.”
The President Show first began to air on Comedy Central in April of this year. Each episode has a theme – this week’s theme was “Reality.” Past themes include “Witch Hunt,” “Loyalty,” and “Intelligence.” After a series of sketches, Atamanuik’s Trump has a guest on to discuss the current political climate.
The President Show airs on Thursday nights at 11:30 p.m. EST following The Daily Show.
Watch the full sketch below.