This week, Ira spoke with Tom Cotter.
Tom Cotter recently became the first comedian to ever reach the finals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Now, he’s hosting “America’s Got Talent Live In Las Vegas” at Palazzo Las Vegas through November 17.
Before his historic run on the world’s largest talent competition, Tom won the Seattle International Comedy Competition, the grand prize at The Boston Comedy Festival and was voted “Best Stand-Up” at The Las Vegas Comedy Festival. He has become a familiar face on television shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” “The Today Show” and his own series, “TWO-FUNNY,” on The Women’s Entertainment Network.
Other TV credits include CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” “Comics Unleashed,” and a Barbara Walters Prime-Time Special, among many others.
Since moving to New York City, Tom filmed his very own Comedy Central special, “Comedy Central Presents…Tom Cotter,” and was featured in the Miramax film, “Next Stop Wonderland.” Tom has performed at over 300 colleges and wide variety of venues the world over, from London to Beijing, to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He has also been featured in dozens of television commercials, for products such as McDonald’s, Doritos, Pepsi, and Amstel Lite.