Jacob Williams, Tom Cotter advance to final 48, live-show rounds of America’s Got Talent 7

At least two stand-up comedians will vie for your votes and a chance at a million-dollar prize in this summer’s seventh edition of America’s Got Talent.

Tom Cotter and Jacob Williams moved through to the final 48 in the “Vegas Week” episode that aired last night on NBC.

Cotter, 48, has several TV credits on his resume already, including Leno, Ferguson, Last Comic Standing and a half-hour Comedy Central Presents. And Williams is no stranger to strange contests that take him to Las Vegas. Williams, 23, won that contest Pauly Shore ran on his Facebook page a couple of years ago to open for his TV taping in Vegas.

Here is the audition clip from Williams which aired last week:

Cotter appeared on an audition episode of AGT last month. Here is a clip of Cotter from the Vegas Week episode:

Other comedians who made it to Vegas on AGT7 but didn’t survive the cut to the final 48 last night: Sammy Obeid, Dave Burleigh, Kellen Erskine and Frank Roche.

No comedian has won America’s Got Talent yet, although a ventriloquist (Terry Fator) has.

Stay tuned to see how Cotter and Williams fare in the upcoming live primetime performances.

Sean L. McCarthy

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One thought on “Jacob Williams, Tom Cotter advance to final 48, live-show rounds of America’s Got Talent 7

  1. Tom Cotter closes his Las Vegas set with a classic Drake Sather joke (words have been changed slightly but it is EXACTLY the same idea). Watch the Cotter clip above and then check out Sather doing HIS joke on TV 24 years ago:


    (skip to 3:39)

    If Jacob Williams did this I wouldn’t be upset because he is so new and probably has no idea who Drake Sather is but Cotter has been doing comedy for over 30 years and should know better.

    Why isn’t Drake Sather himself angry about this? He committed suicide in 2004. Please honor Drake’s memory and talent by spreading the word.

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