If Mario Cantone hasn't amused you from the tele on The View, then you've laughed at his character Anthony, Charlotte's bestie on Sex and the City. The comedian is a gigantic force, he's all energy, drama, and humor, whether on the screen or live and singing in person.
He's bringing his songs and comedy to Hard Rock Live in Hollywood next week. So we chatted with him about everything from the loving family of Honey Boo Boo, who he's rooting for on Dancing with the Stars, and even meeting Barack and Michelle Obama -- both big fans... of his! Here's part one of our interview with the man who introduced himself to the president as "the King of Gays."