2004_09_artsmariocantone.jpgDame Edna, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Eve Ensler and Mario Cantone are all heading to Broadway this fall in one-person shows. Variety via Yahoo reports on the huge abundance of one-person shows opening before Christmas.

Why so many at once? Because these shows aren't as expensive to capitalize due to their low overhead costs, and they contain a reasonably low amount of risk, given the past track records and fan bases of these performers.

The sure bet of the lot is probably Crystal, which should draw a huge crowd from Long Island and Jersey with his autobiographical 700 Sundays.

But we're counting on Mario Cantone's Laugh Whore on being the most subversive of this lot.