Day: July 10, 2013

Jim Meskimen auditions with impersonations on America’s Got Talent

Bet you didn’t think your nerd love for Parks and Recreation would come in handy while watching auditions for NBC’s America’s Got Talent, did you? Blink last night and you might have missed Jim Meskimen. Meskimen successfully auditioned on last night’s episode of AGT with impersonations of Robert DeNiro, Robin Williams and Ricky Gervais. Voices are his strong suit — he has been providing voice-over work for TV series and video games since the 1990s, and Jib Jab videos more recently. And eagle-eyed watchers of Parks and Rec might even recognize Meskimen as Pawnee’s resident MC, Martin Housely. If...

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Perry Kurtz auditions for America’s Got Talent as a rapping ex-stripper

Perry Kurtz is a stand-up comedian who has been performing since 1974, and bills himself not only as a contributing writer for Tonight Show with Jay Leno, but also as a corporate comedian for hire for you with the tagline: “Off the Wall, Off the Cuff, and Never Forgotten.” And so it would be last night, when his time came to audition for NBC’s America’s Got Talent, he’d live up to that promise — even telling his Facebook friends earlier yesterday to make sure to tune in: “Boy, will you be surprised.” Yep. Kurtz showed up for a hot...

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Al Harris, prop comic, auditions on America’s Got Talent 2013

Not everyone can be Carrot Top. You read that sentence as if that’s a good thing, but before you get all dismissive, try to remember that prop comedy existed before the comedian aka Scott Thompson who performs in Vegas and around the world as Carrot Top, and that prop comedy continues to exist everywhere else all the same. Well, maybe not all the same. As Al Harris, from Long Island, learned when he auditioned on last night’s episode of America’s Got Talent on NBC. Harris introduced himself to the judges as a former corrections officer — Howard Stern gets...

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