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10 America's Got Talent Comedians Fans Will Never Forget

We revisit 10 hilarious stand-up sets from the show's history.

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe

Though last year's winner was magician Dustin Tavella, Season 16 was a strong showing for America's Got Talent comedians. Performances from Josh Blue, Kabir Singh, Gina Brillon, and Mike Goodwin (plus a guest appearance from series alum Preacher Lawson) each marked some of the most entertaining Acts of the season.

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In recognition of these performances, we've taken a look back at some of the most memorable and hilarious America's Got Talent comedians in history. Maybe we'll add more to the list following the premiere of AGT Season 17.

Josh Blue

We can't talk about AGT comedians without mentioning Blue, who earned third place during Season 16. Blue, who has cerebral palsy, used his jokes to both poke fun at himself and defy the stereotypes that come with having a disability—charming the Judges and viewers.

Gerald and Hunter Kelly

Neither made it past Judge deliberations in Season 16, but both Gerald Kelly and his 7-year-old son Hunter Kelly delivered unforgettable stand-up routines for their auditions.

Marty Ross

At 80 years old, Ross delighted viewers with his NSFW jokes and observations on aging. But it wasn't enough for him to make it to the Season 15 Quarterfinals, and he was eliminated in the Judge cuts.

JJ Pantano

After earning a Golden Buzzer and advancing to the Semi-Finals of Australia's Got Talent, Pantano moved on to AGT: The Champions 2. With his on-the-nose roasts of the Judges, the 7-year-old made it all the way to the Semi-Finals before being eliminated.

Ryan Niemiller

Dubbing himself "The Cripple Threat," Niemiller received third place in Season 14 and was advanced to the Semi-Finals of AGT: The Champions 2. Born with ectrodactyly, he uses his comedy to offer insight into what it's like to live with a disability. 

Jodi Miller

For her Season 9 audition, Miller's hilarious take on gender roles earned laughs (and a "yes") from all the Judges.

Oliver Graves

With his black wig and bold, dark eye makeup, Graves' unconventional and deadpan approach to comedy led to each Judge voting "yes" following his Season 13 audition. Unfortunately, he was eliminated during Judge cuts.

Samuel J. Comroe

Comroe reached fourth place in Season 13 for his clever and observational stand-up that centered around his Tourette's Syndrome diagnosis. He earned multiple standing ovations from the Judges and returned for The Champions but was eliminated following the first round.

Scott Heierman

Though Heierman was eliminated in the Judge cut round, his stand-up routine remains one of the most beloved auditions of Season 10.

Josh Orlian

Sixth grader Josh Orlian was just 12 years old when he took the AGT stage in Season 9 and shocked the Judges with his lewd stand-up routine. Unfortunately, he was not advanced to the Quarterfinals.

America's Got Talent Season 17 premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.