America’s Got Talent 2013: The comedians competing in the live shows at Radio City Music Hall

Sixty acts remain in the running for NBC’s America’s Got Talent in summer 2013, and among them, six comedians who’ll get the chance to compete in the live shows for your votes at Radio City Music Hall, which start next week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

Who are they?

According to the official teases by NBC, Downey is the only comedian scheduled to appear on next week’s shows, as they split up the remaining 60 acts into quarterfinal groupings.

And during this week’s two “Vegas Week” episodes, we saw the judges move Hoover, Shirley, Meskimen and Downey Jr. through to the live shows without seeing any additional audition footage from them.

More interestingly, the show’s producers introduced us to three stand-up comedians during “Vegas Week” without ever airing their initial auditions. Jimmy Failla went public last weekend with his displeasure about that bit of editing, garnering coverage in the New York Post’s “Page Six” gossip column after asking AGT producers to edit him out entirely rather than skip his winning first audition.

This week’s round in Las Vegas also saw the second auditions for John Wing and Eric Schwartz (aka Smooth E), as well for Jimmy Failla, and a second turn with Taylor Williamson. Let’s take a look at how that turned out.

So here’s a look at each of the six comedians still competing for your votes for America’s Got Talent in 2013!







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