America’s Got Talent has been giving a platform for people to showcase their talent for years now. The hit television show welcomes people with any sort of talent, be it the conventional or the strange. Every year, the show gets its fair share of peculiar acts. Ventriloquism is not such a peculiar act, but it is quite rare and unique indeed. Over the years, the show has seen a few ventriloquists, but perhaps nobody was as entertaining as Paul Zerdin!
Ventriloquism involves the ventriloquist and his puppet. The puppet acts like his own person onstage, and this is possible because the ventriloquist “throws” his voice to the puppet to make it look like he is talking on his own. Now, that is really something!
One of the best known ventriloquists and comedians is Jeff Dunham, but Paul Zerdin is giving him a run for his money with this act that he performed during the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent in 2015.
Paul and his puppet, Sam, got onstage for the show. But Paul revealed that he had Sam had an argument before the performance. This leads to him walking off the stage, leaving Sam to perform alone. Now, it seemed like a pointless exercise—a puppet with no puppeteer to control him? But Sam was no ordinary puppet. What he ended up doing instead left the judges and the audience roaring with laughter!