Among the 40 returning acts on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” Season 2 are eight special novelty acts that don’t fit any specific genre. There are stand-up comedians like Dan Naturman, JJ Pantano and Ryan Niemiller, dog acts like Christian & Percy and Alexa Lauenburger, quirky singers like Puddles Pity Party and Hans, and a jittery crossbow performer, Ben Blaque. In our photo gallery below, we rank these eight silly variety acts from worst to best. Does our #1 pick surprise you, “AGT” fans?
As viewers of “America’s Got Talent,” we know that it doesn’t take achieving the extraordinary to become a “champion.” The best of the best on “AGT” come from all walks of life and many shades of talent. Among those shades are the performers we consider silly. “Silly” in the sense that they excite our senses in a different way than the perfectly pitched singers or impeccably choreographed dancers do. They make us laugh, they make our jaws drop in awe and above all else they encourage a sense of joy and wonder in the world. The silliest acts of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” look at life in a different way and in doing so reinterpret the way talent is defined.