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See Josh Blue Return to AGT: All-Stars—And Immediately Get a Standing Ovation

"The audience reaction says it all," Simon Cowell said. Watch AGT: All-Stars on NBC. 

By Jackie Manno

The hilarious Josh Blue is back! The Season 16 comedian returned to the AGT competition stage, via AGT: All-Stars, to give us some more knee-slapping laughs. And he totally pulled the challenge off.

How to Watch

Watch AGT: All-Stars on NBC and Peacock.

As soon as Blue stepped out onto the All-Stars stage, Judge and fellow comedian Howie Mandel excitedly stood from his chair to applaud. As did the audience. 

And it’s not hard to understand why. Blue was a highly memorable Act of Season 16 of America’s Got Talent. “Making people laugh is my life,” he said.

Blue ended up finishing in third place that season, making him the first standup comedy Act in the history of the show to make it that far. “My dreams were always to be a standup comedian, and AGT launched that into the stratosphere,” he said.

When it was time for Blue’s first All-Stars routine, he began by talking about his personal life. “I’m a father, and I love being a dad. But does anybody else think it's weird that you can accidentally make a person? I can’t even on-purpose make a bird house, and I’ve accidentally made two people,” he joked.

The funnyman continued during a separate bit, “When you see me coming down the street pushing a stroller, when you look in there, you’re expecting to see, like, a bucket of doorknobs." The audience and Judges, naturally, roared with laughter.

When his set was over, all three Judges promptly arose from their seats and gave him a standing ovation.

“A comedian is supposed to make everyone laugh, and you get the laughs. And I love you because you have such sweet nature,” Judge Heidi Klum gushed. “What’s not to love about you?”

“The audience reaction says it all, doesn’t it? If they’re not laughing, you’re terrible, if they’re laughing, you’re great. So you’re great,” Simon Cowell said.

“Laughter is the best medicine,” Mandel wisely added. “And I think you are the cure; you are the medicine. You gave us what we need more than anything else. You’re amazing.”

Watch AGT: All-Stars Mondays at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock.