Producers for NBC’s America’s Got Talent tried to pull a quick fast one on viewers, making a joke out of the reveal that auditioner Scott Heierman is a bearded lady. But Heierman had the joke on them — since, of course, the 25-year-old who delivers pizzas in Lexington, Kentucky, is an aspiring stand-up comedian.

Heierman won over all of the judges and the audience with self-deprecating jokes that misdirected away from the show’s otherwise trending hashtag, #beardedlady. And toward being adopted. And his sister.

He also playfully flirted with both host Nick Cannon and judge Howie Mandel.

Judge Heidi Klum, who infamously claims to not like the comedian contestants, called Heierman her favorite.

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