13-Year-Old Standup Comic Burns Donald Trump on America's Got Talent
Tuesday's episode of AGT showcased a teen comedian who knew a thing or two about politics
Get this girl on the comedy circuit stat!
On Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent, Lori Mae Hernandez took the show by storm with a standup routine that even touched on the 2016 election.
Hernandez teed up her routine by saying she’d turned down some pretty big gigs for a job as a babysitter: “Have you ever seen Disney channel? Well I was gonna babysit two little girls who really like Disney channel.”
Delivering sass beyond her years, she noted, “My only qualification to be a babysitter is that I used to be a baby.”
“That’s crazy. That’s like saying, ‘Hey, you’re sick a lot. Do you want to be my doctor?’ ” she joked. “Or, ‘Weren’t you the host of a reality show? You want to be president of the United States?’ ”
Her zing, referencing Donald Trump and his memorable stint as host of The Apprentice, landed Hernandez a standing ovation and a round of applause from the judges and crowd.
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But Hernandez’s appearance wasn’t all a laughing matter.
When asked why she’d begun performing, the teen revealed she began cracking jokes when she was 10 years old to help her dad grin after he was diagnosed Bell’s palsy, which makes it physically difficult for him to smile.
During one moment when the cameras cut back to Hernandez’s parents, her dad was most definitely smiling – with pride.
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on NBC.