‘AGT’: Comic Adam Grabowski Says ‘Editing’ Made His Act Look Like A Bomb

“People were laughing a lot more than what was shown”


Comic Adam Grabowski performs on 'America's Got Talent'

Adam Grabowski performs on ‘America’s Got Talent’

A comic from AMERICA’S GOT TALENT says some clever editing made his most recent performance look like a complete bomb.

Adam Grabowski — who won four “yes” votes from the judges during his initial audition — appeared to be booed off stage Wednesday night when he returned for the second round of competition.

His routine about women becoming audibly excited by the mention of certain desserts was, at times, met with complete silence and blank stares from the studio audience.

Or was it?

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“People were laughing a lot more than what was shown,” Adam insists.

“It is hard to tell, but there was a lot of editing.”

To prove his point, Adam has posted video of the complete routine, from a different performance, online.  You can view it below.

“When I watched [AGT], I felt like, ‘That is not the joke I told,'” he says.  “It was kind of sporadic and in different pieces.  I was a little disappointed that is how the footage came out.”

Adam, who began performing stand-up eight years ago, admits the jokes didn’t go over as well as they have in other venues.

“I do 200 shows a year and it worked 199 times,” he says.  “Unfortunately this is the one time where it didn’t seem to connect as much.”

“The judges reactions were close to what they showed.  But before that there was a lot of interaction with the audience.  I got the audience to make the noise that I was referencing.  I referenced a desert and the audience actually made the noise.”

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Adam, 28, shared more about his AGT experience in an exclusive interview with TheTVPage.com:

Had you ever bombed before?
No! There is usually always a way to turn it around.  What you have to remember about these shows is that every single word [in every joke] has been approved by legal, so you can’t switch up the act midway through.  Every comedic bone in my body was saying “go to a different joke” but you are locked in and you can’t deviate from that.  Also, you have to remember that in some instances these audiences are there for five hours before you go on.  And in my instance, that was the case.

It looked like you were trying to turn the ship around at the end and the judges just weren’t having any of it.
That happened.  [laughs]  That definitely happened.  I was trying to right the ship and make it funny.  But it didn’t quite work out.

Do you regret going on the show?
No.  I am glad I did it.  It was a positive experience.  I met some amazing people.  I was glad to be a part of something that is this big.  I work all the time, but I am the most booked comedian that nobody knows.  I need to get some exposure.

Does this go in your act now?  Do you make jokes about being the guy who got booed off of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT?
You have to try to laugh about it.  I have never been booed before.  Seriously.

What effect do you think this will have on your career?
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT has been a positive experience for me and it will have a positive effect on my career.  Some of the friends I made there, I will be friends with for a long time.

Who do you think will end up winning?
I feel like America, in general, likes kids right now.  But there is no way to tell.  Maybe you can guess based on YouTube views.  But I love Brian Justin Crum.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC.

Sean Daly

Sean Daly

Editor-In-Chief at TheTVPage.com
Sean Daly is a veteran entertainment journalist.His work has appeared in People, Us Weekly, The Toronto Star and other top publications. He was the west coast TV reporter for The New York Post from 2008 - 2013. Sean is the author of Inside AGT: The Untold Stories of America's Got Talent and Teen Mom Confidential: Secrets and Scandals From MTV's Most Controversial Shows.
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