Preacher Lawson performs on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Semifinals 1: Comedian jokes about being single [WATCH]

Comedian Preacher Lawson performed Tuesday night during the Semifinals 1 episode of “America’s Got Talent” 2017. When Lawson last graced the “AGT” stage during the Quarterfinals, he seriously impressed in-house comedian Howie Mandel. Did he continue wowing the judging panel this time around with his gut-busting act about being single? Watch Preacher Lawson’s “Americas Got Talent” recap video above from NBC’s reality TV show.

“I was single for three years,” Lawson began at the top of his set. “You know what I noticed after being single for three years? I noticed the longer I’m single, the lower my standards get. I was really picky in the beginning. Now I’m like, ‘Who needs teeth?'” Lawson also made fun of host Tyra Banks‘ forehead, his own big lips, and his M.I.A. father.

All four “AGT” judges — Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Mandel — gave standing ovations at the conclusion of Lawson’s performance. Here’s a breakdown of their praises:

Mandel: “Simon’s saying why don’t you have it? You are about to get it. You are gonna get everything you ever dreamed of, I’m telling you. Tyra introduced you and said you only show up with a mic, and all these other people have all these different things. You show up with a mic, you show up with personality, you show up with a ton of talent, you show up with your own material. You have almost more than anyone on this stage. America has to recognize that, they’ve gotta vote. See you in the Final.”

Mel B: “Howie always says it’s the most difficult job for a comedian to walk onto this stage and entertain everyone. It’s just you and a microphone. But man, you kill it every single time. You just ooze confidence and you’re so, so, so, so funny! You’re brilliant! You’re just brilliant.”

Klum: “I really, really liked you today. For me it was because it didn’t feel as rushed. Sometimes I feel like you’re rushing so much and there’s so many little things under your breath and when they’re so fast I don’t know if I get it all the time, unless I’m home and I replay and replay and replay, and today I really, really loved it. Especially, I love your physical comedy. When your face goes into all these different directions, I love that. It really makes me laugh. And by the way, one more thing, I think you’re very, very handsome and you have a great set of lips!”

Cowell: “Preacher, I don’t know what’s happened in your life why you haven’t had the big break yet, because like I said last time on the show, why have you not got your own sitcom? Why aren’t you doing major, major gigs, because to me, I’m not an expert on this but, you can come onstage and make the whole place laugh and feel comfortable and like you and get to know you and you’re original, that means you’ve got it. And you’ve got it.”

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