Breakout Star Comedian Tom Cotter from America’s Got Talent
September 20 8:00 pm
Comedian Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing as runner-up and becoming the Breakout Star from Season 7 of “America’s Got Talent.” He lost to a dog act, but don’t hold that against him; Tom was the first comedian ever to be a finalist on the show and was the highest-finishing human being on the show that year. In August 2013, AGT asked Tom back to perform as a special guest star (along with Train) and then again to host the Season 8 “AGT Snapple Viewing Party.”
In January 2019, Tom was again invited back to the AGT stage – this time to perform against the best of the best “Got Talent” performers from other years and around the world in “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” In one of the most talked-about sets of the entire competition, Tom received a STANDING OVATION from the adoring crowd.
Tom’s other numerous television and radio credits include “The Tonight Show,” “Last Comic Standing,” his very own “Comedy Central Presents…Tom Cotter” special, “The Howard Stern Show,” “Comics Unleashed,” multiple appearances on CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” and Celebrity Host of “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS-TV.
You can find Tom headlining all of America’s most famous comedy clubs including: The Comedy Cellar, The Improv, and Caroline’s on Broadway, just to name a few. Tom has also been featured at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, the HBO Comedy Arts Festival and headlining the “America’s Got Talent Live” show at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. And recently, Tom was on the dais and took part in the Friars Club Roast of Boomer Esiason at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Tom is also a regular on Fox News Channel and co-starred on an episode of CBS’ “The Good Wife.”
In addition, Tom has performed in a wide variety of venues from Alaska to China. His appeal is truly international, as he was summoned to London to tour and perform on British Television, and won The Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition and Boston Comedy Festival, which The Boston Herald noted that Tom was “winning by the largest margin of victory in the history of the event.” Tom came out with his first book, “Bad Dad: A Guide to Pitiful Parenting” (Willow Street Press) in February 2016, which is a collection of jokes, gags, one-liners and pithy bad advice for fed-up parents everywhere. It is this kind of versatility that has allowed Tom to excel in other areas of showbiz as well. So whether it be comedy, voice-overs, or acting, Tom Cotter gives it everything he’s got: “If laughter is the best medicine, I yearn to be drugged.”