The comedian, best known for his role on “Sex and the City," debuted his take on "The Mooch" Thursday night on Comedy Central’s “The President Show," which regularly lampoons Trump.
Cantone's performance brought cable network's new late-night show back into the national spotlight for the first time since it debuted this past April, largely in part to perfect timing: Earlier during the day, The New Yorker published an interview with the new White House communication director, who launched into an expletive-laden rant trash talking about members of the Trump administration.
With the popularity of Alec Baldwin's Trump, Kate McKinnon's Kellyanne Conway and Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer on "Saturday Night Live," the public interest in a Scaramucci parody was inevitable, it was just a matter of who would take on the role and when.
“Look no further, satire fans. Comedy Central’s ‘The President Show’ found the perfect man for the job,” Salon wrote in an article praising Cantone.
CNN even invited the actor to chat about his new role on the networks "New Day," where anchor Chris Cuomo was pretty impressed.
“You've got a great talent, there's a void and who could fill it better than you?" Cuomo asked the actor.
NY Daily News, on the other hand, thought the sketch is probably only getting any kind of attention because “SNL” is on hiatus.
“‘SNL’ is currently on hiatus for the summer - so Cantone had to settle for the late-night Comedy Central series instead," the Daily News wrote in an article sharing the sketch.
Regardless of the show, EW declared Cantone "crushed it."
“It’s not ‘Saturday Night Live,’ but Mario Cantone channeled the newly minted White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, on Comedy Central’s ‘The President Show’ Thursday Night - and he crushed it.”
When Variety asked Cantone if he would continue the role on "SNL" the actor said: “Of course I’d do it. It would be a very big deal for me and a lot of fun. I know this guy. I have cousins.”
"The President Show" airs Thursdays at 11:30/10:30c on Comedy Central.