- Ant (comedian)
birth_date =birth date and age|1967|8|22|mf=y
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
occupation =Stand-up Comedian, Television Show Host
website = [http://www.antcomic.com antcomic.com]
Anthony Steven Kalloniatis (born
August 23 1967[http://podcast.itm-1014.com/klsx1/520762.mp3] ), now known professionally and legally as Ant [ [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,306044,00.html TICKET TO STARDOM | Trends | News + Notes | Entertainment Weekly ] ] , is a Greek-Americanstand-up comedian and actor. [ [http://www.jubmag.com/issues/july-2007/ant.html JustUsBoys.com Magazine » Blog Archive » ANT ] ] Ant prefers his name spelled in all capital letters. [ [http://www.planetout.com/entertainment/news/?navpath=/entertainment/celebrities/&sernum=1856 Celebrities ] ]
A native of
Londonderry, New Hampshire, Ant performed at comedy clubs across the nation. For four years starting in 1995, he was a semi regular cast member on the WB series " Unhappily Ever After".
With the end of that show and looking for ways to supplement his income, Ant recruited several men to become internet models. His involvement in the voyeur cam business is documented in the 2001 film "
WebCam Boys", which he also co-produced. [ [http://www.shadowsonthewall.co.uk/swfes02a.htm#webboy Shadows on the Wall: FILM FESTIVAL REVIEWS ] ]
Ant appeared as a contestant on "
Last Comic Standing", and has appeared in four of that show's five seasons. That same year, he released a comedy album on Comedy Central Records, " Follow My Ass". In 2005, he released the comedy DVD, ""
He is the host of
VH1reality series "Celebrity Fit Club" and was a regular judge of talent on "Steve Harvey's Big Time". His television series, " U.S. of ANT", premiered on MTV Network's gay-targeted Logo cable channel in the summer of 2006. Ant also frequently appears as a commentator on such shows as VH1's " Best Week Ever" and CNBC's " Dennis Miller", and is a regular guest on " The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" as well as " The Howard Stern Show".
In 2007, he appeared along with
Snoop Doggas a guest star on MTV's sketch comedy show " Short Circuitz".
ANT also appeared on the gameshow, "To Tell The Truth," alongside Jacke Harry, Meshack Taylor and John O'Hurley.
In 2008 he was a contestant on
VH1's reality competition Celebracadabra, where celebrities trained with established magicians, and competed in an elimination-format contest. Ant was eliminated in episode 2 and brought back in episode 4, but did not go on to win.
He was a talent judge in
NBC's 5th season of "Last Comic Standing", along with Kathleen Madiganand Alonzo Bodden.
30 September, 2008it was reported that Ant is suing British presenters Ant & Decfor using his name in the U.S. The suit, among other things, alleges trademark infringement and fraud. The case is still pending in the District Court of Boston. However, a counter-suit has been filed and it has been alleged that Ant sniffs glue. [ cite web|title=UK Sun Newspaper|url=http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/article1748617.ece |accessdate: September 29 |accessyear=2008]
Ant is an avid poker player and is also one of the regular "famous faces" [ cite web|title=Ant Biography|url=https://member.hollywoodpoker.com/green-room/celebrity-poker/biographies/ant.html | accessdate= September 7 | accessyear=2007] , and player an the
online pokerwebsite Hollywood Poker-- run in conjunction with Ongame Network.
*http://www.antcomic.com (official site)
*http://www.myspace.com/comicant on Myspace
*http://www.logoonline.com/shows/dyn/us_of_ant/series.jhtml U.S. of ANT on Logo
*http://www.youtube.com/user/antcomic ("talky" blogs)
*http://www.nbc.com/ant (home of the ANT Colony)
*http://joyhog.com/interviews/ant-inquisitor/ (JoyHog! Inquisitor)
*http://www.nbc.com/Last_Comic_Standing/ ("The ANT rANT" - Video reviews of Season 6 episodes, Last Comic Standing.)
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