Cripple Threat Ryan Niemiller Loves Making The ‘AGT: Champions’ Crowd Uncomfortable
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Comedian Ryan Niemiller is back for AGT: The Champions! The funny stand-up comedian placed third in Season 14 last year, and this time he wants to win. Judging by the preview the show released, he has a good chance of going far.
Ryan will perform in tonight’s second preliminary round, against fellow AGT contestants, as well as Got Talent stars from around the world. Will his funny set be enough to send him to the semifinals? You be the judge.
Ryan Niemiller On ‘AGT: Champions’
Once again, Ryan wasn’t afraid to make jokes about his disability. This time, he talked about his experience since appearing on AGT last year. He says people ask him all the time if he’s “the guy from AGT.” He chooses to mess with them by denying it and asking “what specifically about me” makes them think that.
“You’re very uncomfortable,” Ryan told the laughing audience. “That makes me very happy. You’re not used to a handicapped guy being this confident. I love that.”
He went on to say that he has a lot in common with women who have “huge boobs,” in that people struggle to make eye contact with him. “My eyes are up here, Howie,” he told the judge, who burst into laughter.
Ryan’s History On ‘AGT’
Ryan was born with a condition called ectrodactyly. However, when he introduced himself in his AGT audition, he said the “technical term” for his disability is “being very handsome.” He said he wants to be on television, because he never saw people who look like him growing up.
The comedian doesn’t shy away from joking about his disability, and even calls himself “The Cripple Threat.” The judges and audience loved his audition, and Howie correctly predicted that Ryan would be in the finals. Simon told him he had 4,104 yesses, based on the number of people in the theater.
As the season went on, Ryan talked about everything from dating to the difficulties of button-up shirts. He made it to the finals, and America voted him into third place. Find out tonight if his latest routine sends him to the next round of Champions.