Mario Cantone: An Artist Who Fits No Mold

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By Gunjan J. Sewhani

Photography by GETTY IMAGES/Andrew Walker

When Mario Cantone is asked about the genesis of his career, he can’t really pinpoint how it all started—for a couple of seconds he lists various mediums and platforms he had as a budding artist: “There’s Broadway…and standup comedy… and….” he trails off and, after a bit, resigns. Finally, he reveals: “You know, it’s really all just about the audience.”