I’ve seen my fair share of acts on America’s Got Talent, and I know being a comic is tough business, but Tom Cotter makes it look easy as he slides through to the next round.
A success like Cotter’s is not unheard of. (Melissa Villasenor made the semi-finals last year; Doogie Horner & Chips Cooney were only quarter-finalists the year before that). It makes sense seeing how it’s difficult to captivate a crowd with pyromaniacs and child opera singers.
Acts are supposed to run as long as 90 seconds, which doesn’t give much time for the performers to connect with the audience. Despite the time constraint,Cotter has done just that by getting voted into the final round of the NBC’s talent show. Cotter delivers quick, concise, and well-written jokes, which is three times as many than a regular comedian would do in the same time frame.
In the semi-finals, Cotter seemed to have deviated from his regular joke-telling and took a few risks. Sharon had this to say: “I liked your material tonight. It was slightly more edgy; and I’m dirty. And I like it to be really, really, really dirty. It was great. “
Watch America’s Got Talent on NBC Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m.
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