Ant (comedian)

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Ant
Anthony Kalloniatis.jpg
Born Anthony Steven Kalloniatis
(1967-08-22) August 22, 1967 (age 47)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Comedian
Television host
Years active 1991 – present
Website
www.antcomic.com

Ant (born Anthony Steven Kalloniatis; August 23, 1967)[1][2] is an American stand-up comedian and actor.[3]

Ant performed at comedy clubs across the USA beginning in 1991. In 1995, he was a semi regular cast member on the WB series Unhappily Ever After, spending 4 seasons on the sitcom.

Ant appeared as a contestant on Last Comic Standing, competing in seasons two and three.[4]

He was the host of VH1 reality 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 Tyra Banks Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as The Howard Stern Show.

In 2007, he appeared along with Snoop Dogg as a guest star on MTV's sketch comedy show Short Circuitz.

Ant also appeared as a regular celebrity guest on the game show, To Tell The Truth, alongside Jackée Harry, Meshach 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.

On September 30, 2008, it was reported that Ant is suing British presenters Ant & Dec for using his name in the United States. The suit, among other things, alleges trademark infringement and fraud. The suit was dismissed in May 2010.[5]

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