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Meet Harry the Gorillagician, a Unique Magic Act on ‘AGT’ Season 17

Harry the Gorillagician auditions for 'America's Got Talent'Photos by: Trae Patton/NBC

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Harry the Gorillagician is auditioning for America’s Got Talent Season 17 this week. The magician’s full name is Harambini the Gorillagician, but his real name is Andrew. Not only has his talent been recognized by fellow magicians like Penn & Teller, but he’s also extremely supportive of his competitors.

AGT Act Harry the Gorillagician Is a School Librarian

Harry the Gorillagician is a man in a gorilla mask and gorilla hands, with some sunglasses for the finishing touch. While wearing this outfit, he performs magic tricks. The magician has posted some of his performances on Instagram and YouTube.

Last year, the human behind the gorilla mask appeared on the game show 25 Words or Less. On that show, he revealed that his name is Andrew and he works as an elementary school librarian. He shared that he’d been married for six years and is a father, adding, “I dress up as a gorilla and do magic.”

He explained that he performs “fundraisers for schools,” adding that it’s “a lot of fun.” Harry has even been praised for his magic by famous magicians Penn & Teller. The famous magicians replied to one of his routines on Twitter in 2020, calling it “wonderful” and “exactly what we want.” Teller thinks Harry’s act is impressive because he performs sleight of hand with gorilla fingers.



He’s Supportive of His Fellow Contestants

If you scroll through Harry the Gorillacian’s Instagram account and you’ll see post after post supporting his fellow AGT contestants and the behind the scenes crew. He even posted a funny video with the Cline Twins, who auditioned earlier this season.

Even while promoting his appearance on this week’s show, he shouted out fellow auditioner Alex Rivers. Harry also promoted comedian Hayden Kristal’s audition last month. He wrote after his audition in April, “By far the best part of auditioning for AGT is the amazing people that you meet while doing it.”

We don’t know how the judges will react to Harry’s performance on this week’s show, but it’s nice to see a contestant showing such support for his fellow competitors. Tune into America’s Got Talent on Tuesday July 12 to see if he can wow the judges.

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