Comedian Tom Cotter

first comedian to ever reach the finals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”
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About Tom

Comedian Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing as runner-up and becoming the Breakout Star from Season 7’s "America's Got Talent." He lost to a dog act, but don’t hold that against him; Tom was the first comedian ever to be a finalist on the show and was the highest finishing human being on the show that year.

In August 2013, AGT asked Tom back to perform as a special guest star (along with Train) and then again to host “The Season 8 AGT Snapple Viewing Party.”

In January 2019 Tom was again invited back to the AGT stage - this time to perform against the best of the best “Got Talent” performers from other years and around the world in “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” In one the most talked about sets of the entire competition, Tom received a STANDING OVATION from the adoring crowd.

Tom's other numerous television and radio credits include "The Tonight Show,” “Last Comic Standing,” his very own "Comedy Central Presents... Tom Cotter,"The Howard Stern Show, Comics Unleashed, multiple appearance on CBS’ "The Late Late Show" and Celebrity Host of “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS-TV.

You can find Tom headlining all of America's most famous comedy clubs including: The Comedy Cellar, The Improv and Caroline's On Broadway just to name a few. Tom has also been featured at the Montreal "Just For Laughs" Festival, the HBO Comedy Arts Festival and headlining "America's Got Talent Live" show at the Palazzo, Las Vegas. And recently, Tom was on the dais and took part in the Friars Club Roast of Boomer Esiason at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Tom is also a regular on Fox News Channel and co-starred on an episode of CBS’ “The Good Wife.”

In addition, Tom has performed in a wide variety of venues from Alaska to China. His appeal is truly international as he was summoned to London to tour and perform on British Television, and won The Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition and Boston Comedy Festival as The Boston Herald noted “winning by the largest margin of victory in the history of the event.”

Tom came out with his first book, “Bad Dad: A Guide to Pitiful Parenting” (Willow Street Press) in February, 2016 which is a collection of jokes, gags, one-liners and pithy bad advice for fed-up parents everywhere. It is this kind of versatility has allowed Tom to excel in other areas of showbiz as well. So whether it be comedy, voice-overs, or acting, Tom Cotter gives it everything he's got. "If laughter is the best medicine, I yearn to be drugged."

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Nick A. Zaino III : The Boston Globe Thursday May 9, 2013

"For comic Tom Cotter, network TV brought a new level of attention"

If not for his impressive run on last season’s “America’s Got Talent,” comic Tom Cotter says, he would not be playing the Wilbur Theatre this weekend. The Providence native has played a lot of rooms in Boston, having ...


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Angela Frissore : Wednesday May 8, 2013

“Comedian Tom Cotter reflects on life after 'America's Got Talent'”

If not for his impressive run on last season’s “America’s Got Talent,” comic Tom Cotter says, he would not be playing the Wilbur Theatre this weekend. The Providence native has played a lot of rooms in Boston, having ...


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Dan Hyman : Rolling Stone Thursday August 30, 2012

"America’s Got Talent’ Recap: Finalists Revealed"

Heading into Tuesday night's semifinal on America's Got Talent, we found ourselves wondering whether the countless rounds of eliminations that had preceded it served a greater purpose. Was the talent now truly top-notch? Had..


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Tom Cotter : Upcoming Shows

comedy cellarWhen in NYC, you can regularly catch Tom performing at The Comedy Cellar, which is located on 117 MacDougal Street (between W 3rd St and Minetta Lane).

Tom's other upcoming events include: (see all of them on Facebook)


May 3 : West Side Comedy Club, NYC

May 4 : Comedy Cellar, NYC

May 5 : Comedy Cellar, NYC

May 8 : Live Zoom Show for

May 10 : Funny Stop Comedy Club, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

May 11 : Funny Stop Comedy Club, Cuyahoga Falls, OH,

May 24 : Jaffa Shrine, 2200 Broad Ave, Altoona, PA


June 2 : New York Comedy Club

June 8 : Loons On The Lake Comedy Fest

June 14 : Rex Theater, Manchester, NH

June 15 : Priam Vineyards, Colchester, CT

June 27 : Makris Restaurant and Event Center

June 28 : Jonathan's Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME

June 29 : Chunky’s, Manchester, NH


July 18 : No Apologies Comedy Tour, Patchogue Theatre , Patchogue, NY

July 19 : No Apologies Comedy Tour, Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA at 8pm

July 20 : Zip Stohr Comedy event, North Adams, MA

July 31 : Corporate Event, Brookfield, WI


August 2-14 : Comedie Oberkampf Theater, Paris France

August 15-17 : Tulsa Looney Bin, Tulsa, OK

August 29 : Frey’s Brewery, Mt. Airy, MD

August 30 : Frey’s Brewery, Mt. Airy, MD


September 7 : Cain Center For The Arts, Cornelius, NC

September 11-15 : Gary Sinise Foundation Military Tour

September 19 : Crossroads, Garwood, NJ

September 20 : Private Event, NYC

September 26 : No Apologies Comedy Tour, Jane Pickens Theater, Newport, RI

September 27 : No Apologies Comedy Tour, Nashua Center for the Arts - Nashua, NH

September 28 : Saturday, September 28, 2024 - The Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH


October 3-5 : Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle,Royal Oak, MI

October 11 : Governor’s Comedy Club, Levittown, NY

October 12 : Governor’s Comedy Club, Levittown, NY

October 14-21 : Humorpreneur Humor Mindset Conference, Bali


November 15 : Theater, NC

November 22 : Huntington Hills Playhouse, Hampton, NJ

For the most up-to-date Tour Schedule, visit Tom Cotter on Facebook

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