Comedian Tom Cotter finished second on America’s Got Talent this week during the live finale behind the Olate Dogs duo who walked away the winners of this year’s season.
Although Tom Cotter didn’t win America’s Got Talent on Thursday night, the 48-year old stand-up comedian finally got his big break on a national level. After 25 years in the business, trying to make his mark in stand-up, Cotter won over America with his sense of humor and masterful comedic timing.
Interestingly, during the finale of America’s Got Talent, Tom shared the stage with comedy legend Joan Rivers and held his own as the pair roasted the AGT judges.
After working so hard on comedy for years, how does Tom Cotter feel about finally getting some serious recognition?
“It blows me away,” Cotter told TheDeadbolt. “I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century and it’s just a different ballfield. It’s like playing for the Pawtucket Red Sox and then getting called to the Boston Red Sox.”
A favorite of the judges for the entire season, Cotter proved that he can connect with America through comedy after beating heavy fan favorite, William Close, who was a strong contender with his Earth Harp.
Despite a second place finish on America’s Got Talent, Cotter knows that it’s not so much about the win as it is about the road he’s traveled.
“It really is an amazing journey,” Cotter continued, “to be on after so many years of swinging away, to actually get on a big stage and let America see what I do.”
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