Comedic magician Vinny Grosso left it on all the stage for his audition on America’s Got Talent. It is not his first time on television as he was a contestant on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, on which Grosso did successfully fool the duo.
For his AGT audition, Grosso goes shirtless a la a Chippendale’s dancer costume and asks fellow bald-headed comedian, AGT judge Howie Mandel to join him on stage which he does. And then had Howie vouch that Vinny was not wired after stripping naked on stage before correctly guessing the card he chose. Because of his charm and entertainment value the judges agreed that he deserved a chance to show more of his tricks in the next round.
Before becoming a professional magician, Grosso went to Villanova and graduated with a degree in engineering. That’s where he learned to create his own original illusions.
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America’s Got Talent Social Media Reactions
I’m cracking up so bad!!!
— shami2723 (@shami2723) June 28, 2017
omg u were hilarious ! #AGT nice trick
— Stephanie Werner (@StephanieWerne1) June 28, 2017
— Daniel Ferguson (@DanielJFerguson) June 28, 2017
— Dylan Sims (@OregonSidekick) June 28, 2017
Vinny was hilarious and Howie seemed SO uncomfortable. A great routine!
— Dal Sanders (@DalSanders) June 28, 2017
I wonder what Simon would have done if he went up there???
— eileen peart (@urmyhappiness) June 28, 2017
— Jason Mogollon (@Binx75075) June 28, 2017
Great job vinny
— michael Compton (@mcompton23138) June 28, 2017
Tht was crazy and funny
— Crystal (@Crystal34359736) June 28, 2017
not sure about this guy he did a simple card trick and took his clothes off
— Ken Kuhlman (@Swingtheclubken) June 28, 2017
On the heels of the most viewed season in five years, the 12th season of “America’s Got Talent” is back with creator and judge Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
Supermodel, entrepreneur and CEO, Tyra Banks, joins the team as host and the series returns to Los Angeles this summer with live shows from the famed Dolby Theatre.
With the search open to acts of all ages and talents, “America’s Got Talent” has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of creativity and talent, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying to win America’s hearts and the $1 million prize.
The “Got Talent” format, created by Simon Cowell and co-owned by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia globally, holds the Guinness World Record as the most successful reality TV format of all time, airing in 186 countries and having been commissioned in 68 territories worldwide. Around the world more than 500 million people watch “Got Talent” every year. “Britain’s Got Talent” has remained the U.K.’s #1 entertainment show since it first launched in 2007 and discovered global singing sensational Susan Boyle, who has sold 23 million records to date.
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