Stand-up comedian Tom Cotter returned last night to America’s Got Talent for an encore performance. Cotter had finished runner-up in the summer 2012 season on NBC.

“If you didn’t watch the show last year, let me give you a brief synopsis. I lost to a dog act in front of 19 million people,” Cotter joked, bringing the audience up to speed. “I lost to creatures that had no idea they were even in a competition.”

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