Gary Vider could use some money. And I don’t mean that in a he-walks-dogs-in-my-neighborhood kind of way, although that’s true, too — the comedian explained in his “Judges Cut” set on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent that earning $11,000 a year in comedy means the government doesn’t need your money as much as you need it. Which lends itself, so to speak, to some drastic measures. Thankfully for Vider, he’s moving on to the live elimination rounds which start next week on NBC from Radio City Music Hall. That puts him one step closer to the $1 million grand prize and financial independence. His parents couldn’t be more relieved.

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