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.” 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 Improv, 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" 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’s “Red Eye” and recently co-starred on an episode of CBS’ “The Good Wife.”
In addition, 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.”
Tom has just come out with his first book, “Bad Dad: A Guide to Pitiful Parenting” (Willow Street Press – February, 2016), a collection of jokes, gags, one-liners and pithy bad advice for fed-up parents everywhere. His voice has become a familiar staple in commercial voice-overs for many high profile clients including NBC, MTV, Pepsi, McDonald's, Chevrolet and Converse. 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."