Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing in 2nd place on "America's Got Talent" in 2012. 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. On August 21st 2013, AGT asked Tom back to perform as a special guest star (along with Train) and then again to host The 2013 AGT Snapple Viewing Party on the Sept 11th episode. Tom is currently shooting a TV pilot for NBC and Freemantle Productions to host a reality series set to air in the winter of 2014.
Tom's other numerous television an radio credits include "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," his very own special "Comedy Central Presents...Tom Cotter," The Howard Stern Show and, most recently, a third appearance on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." Tom also plays in America's most famous comedy clubs including, The Improv (chain), Catch a Rising Star, The Gotham Comedy Club and Caroline's On Broadway just to name a few. Tom has also been featured at The Montreal "Just For Laughs" Festival, the HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival and headlining "America's Got Talent Live" at The Palazzo Las Vegas.
Tom has performed at over 300 colleges and 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.”
Versatility has allowed Tom to excel in other areas of showbiz as well. His voice has become a familiar staple in commercial voice-overs for many high profile clients including NBC, MTV, Pepsi, McDonald's, Chevrolet and
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."
•This year's runner-up, on NBC's, America's Got Talent