5 Facts About Crystal Powell, Houston Comedienne On ‘America’s Got Talent’

5 Facts About Crystal Powell, Houston Comedienne On 'America's Got Talent'Mriganka Chawla | Talent Recap

Crystal Powell is ready to make you laugh on America’s Got Talent Season 15. The comedienne, originally from Texas, appears on the show this week, with the hope of making it to the million-dollar prize.

A comedian has never won AGT. Could Crystal be the first? Read on to learn more about her, and get a sneak peek at her stand-up below.

5 Facts About ‘AGT’ Comedienne Crystal Powell

1. She has a day named after her in Houston.

In 2015, the mayor of Houston declared September 18 to be “Crystal Powell ‘Laughter Heals’ Day” in the city. It’s a message Crystal certainly subscribes to. According to her website, she lost her parents at a young age and set out to use her comedy to help others going through hard times.

2. She appeared on Kevin Hart’s ‘Hart of the City.’

In 2016, Crystal was the only female comedian from Texas chosen to appear on Kevin Hart’s Comedy Centra show Hart of the City. In the show, Kevin traveled to various cities across the United States highlighting up-and-coming comedians.

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Check out a clip from Crystal’s appearance on the show above. Her routine features jokes about the differences between her black friends and white friends when it comes to delivering bad news.

3. Her comedy is appreciated on TikTok.

Not only has Crystal’s bit about being hit on by Hispanic men made the rounds on TikTok, but it’s also been turned into a lip-sync video. TikTok user joshado2 posted a video mouthing along to Crystal’s words and even changing his clothes for each part. Crystal reposted it on her Instagram and added laughing emojis.

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4. She hosts a show called ‘Coffee With Crystal.’

Crystal Powell hosts a talk show called “Coffee With Crystal,” where she interviews fellow comedians and actors. She’s continuing the show even during the COVID-19 pandemic, interviewing guests on Instagram Live. Past guests include Ali Siddiq, Angela Hoover, and Taja V. Simpson.

5. She’s performed at several big comedy clubs.

Crystal has performed stand-up at various popular comedy clubs and venues around the country, including the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, the San Diego Civic Center, and several Improv comedy clubs. She was also the only comedian chosen to perform during Super Bowl Live in 2017. Above, check out her 2010 performance at the Comedy Store in Hollywood.

Now she’s taking her talent to the America’s Got Talent stage. We can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve for Season 15.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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