Neil D'Astolfo '13 Appears on CBS All Access' 'Tooning out the News' and Showtime's 'Our Cartoon President'
BY Amanda Breen, October 1, 2020
Theatre Acting alumnus Neil D’Astolfo ’13 voices characters on CBS All Access’ Tooning out the News and on Showtime’s Our Cartoon President. Both shows are executively produced by Stephen Colbert.
Tooning out the News parodies top news stories with its cast of cartoon news anchors, who interview real-world guests, newsmakers, and analysts. D’Astolfo voices Virtue Signal’s Peter Womack, who weighs in on a variety of trending topics—from the release of Trump’s tax records to Quaker Oats’ retirement of its Aunt Jemima brand. Five- to seven-minute clips are released online Tuesday through Friday; a full episode also comes out each week.
Our Cartoon President examines the Trump presidency through an animated lens. With appearances by cartoon versions of Trump and his ilk, the inventive comedy follows could-be-true workplace scenarios as they unfold in the oval office. D’Astolfo voices the character of renowned physician and immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci. The series airs new episodes on Sundays at 8:30 pm.
D’Astolfo is a New York-based actor, comedian, and writer. His other television credits include High Fidelity and The Path (Hulu) as well as Understudies (dailymotion). He wrote, co-directed, and stars in the short film NORA, which is currently in festival submissions, and his original comedy pilot, TRIBE, was named a Semi-Finalist at the 2019 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition and at the 2019 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition. TRIBE was also an official selection at the 2019 Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, where it was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Series in its Screenplay Competition.
D’Astolfo’s theater credits include The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth (Classic Stage Company) as well as Family (Pershing Square Signature Center Studio). His solo show, Mister Miss America, is currently being developed by All For One (AFO) Theater and will have its off-Broadway premiere in 2021. He is also a house performer at The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre.
D’Astolfo is currently an adjunct professor at Pace University’s School of Performing Arts.