Goth comedian on America's Got Talent

Oliver Graves wows the crowd

Goth comedian Oliver Graves had to choke back the tears when he appeared on America's Got Talent last night.

He was clearly overwhelmed by the standing ovation he received for his self-deprecatory set, prompting Simon Cowell to ask the emotional 32-year-old: ‘You’re not used to this are you?’

‘I don’t get booked for a lot of shows,’ Graves confessed.

‘Enjoy your free time right now because you’re going to be a busy man,’ judge Howie Mandel assured him.

Graves took a low-status position as he spoke about the troubles in finding the woman of his dreams, and joked: ‘I once had my identity stolen – but it’s OK, they gave it right back.’

He got four ‘yeses’ from the panel, with Mel B saying: ’You’re so different, you’re humble and real and dark. It’s everything I absolutely love.’

Published: 11 Jul 2018

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