Are the Sklar Brothers Looking to Revive Their Careers or is This Another ‘AGT’ Prank?

Corey Cesare
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Identical twin comedian duo, Jason and Randy Sklar, are auditioning for America’s Got Talent this week. The Sklar Brothers are from St. Louis, Mo. and already have a big reputation in the comedy industry. Could this audition be another prank on AGT superfans? Or a possible revival of the brothers’ already established careers?


The Sklar Brothers have previously been featured on MTV, Comedy Central, ESPN, and other television networks. The brothers began their televised comedy career in 1997 when they wrote for MTV’s sitcom Apt 2F. They have since starred in Cheap Seats on ESPN. They also had special roles in shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and even had a recent appearance in Season 3 of Better Call Saul

Recently speaking, the Sklar Brother’s social media is dedicated to their daily podcast, Sklarbro Country Virus Edition. They have multiple podcasts within their umbrella series including Checking in with Mary Lynn, Having Funlessness with Jen Kirkman, Jonah Raydio, Thruline with Jay Larson, View from the Cheap Seats, and Well Red Podcast.

Daily Podcasts are Sklar Brother’s New Forte

The Sklar Brothers have been posting SklarBro Country Virus Edition on their YouTube channel. Their channel has just 3,000 subscribers and, for a lack of better words, isn’t doing too hot. Almost all of the videos within their YouTube channel is the podcast. These videos have barely broken 200 views in the past month. But, as with any form of media, it’s possible this podcast series is just doing better on other platforms. 


With a large Instagram following of 62,000 people, it’s evident that the Sklar Brothers have a career that’s more than local stand-up comedy and podcast series. But, when looking at the low interaction rate on YouTube and Facebook, the Sklar Brothers could have turned to AGT as a way to revive their careers. 

With the type of established careers the Sklar Brothers have, it poses a question for their necessity of a $1 million cash prize. Especially when their net worth is already $5 million. 

SEE ALSO: IS IT FAIR FOR ESTABLISHED PERFORMERS TO AUDITION FOR TALENT SHOWS?


‘AGT’ Isn’t Only for New Acts

Typically, AGT contestants are people who are trying to begin, but, there are cases where AGT helps revive careers.

Noah Guthrie in Season 13 of AGT in 2018 released his first album, Among the Wildest Things before appearing on the show. He had also dipped his toes in the television music industry through performing on Dancing with the Stars and acting as Rodreick Meeks in Glee

After only making it to the semi-finals, Guthrie is now touring and has 88,000 followers on Instagram. His story shows that AGT can open doors for you, even if you aren’t the grand prize winner. A story which might be useful for the Sklar Brothers to hear. 

When it comes to the Sklar Brothers, only time will tell if their act is a comedic act, or purely just a prank on AGT superfans. 

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