If not for his impressive run on last season’s “America’s Got Talent,” comic Tom Cotter says, he would not be playing the Wilbur Theatre this weekend. The Providence native has played a lot of rooms in Boston, having come up in the scene here in the late 1980s and early ’90s. And his resume includes late-night TV, his own Comedy Central half-hour special, and appearances with his wife and fellow comic, Kerri Louise, on “Last Comic Standing” as well as on their own WE reality show, “Two Funny: Cotter & Louise.” But he hadn’t had that major prime-time exposure to put him over the top until he made it to the final round on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” where he lost to the Olate Dogs, a father-and-son dog-training act. Now he’s playing the biggest room in town, working on a pilot for a kid-themed reality show for NBC, and coaching Louise for her own run at the million-dollar prize on “America’s Got Talent” this summer.
For comic Tom Cotter, network TV brought a new level of attention
You've reached the limit of 10 free articles a month
Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.
- High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
- Convenient access across all of your devices
- Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
- Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
- Less than $1 a week