Preacher Lawson, an American comedian, got wide recognition after he competed on the twelfth season of America’s Got Talent. He is recently competing on its spin-off America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

Short Bio

Preacher Lawson standing on AGT stage during his audition holding a mic in his hand

Preacher was born as Jovanah Lawson on March 14, 1991, in Portland, Oregon and spent most of his adolescence in Memphis, Tennessee. The 27-year-old started doing stand-ups in Orlando, Florida, hence, calls it his hometown. He started writing jokes when he was 16 and performed for the first time at the age of 17 as a bet with his mother. He won the 2015 Funniest Comedian In Florida and 2016 Seattle International Comedy Competition.

America’s Got Talent

Since then, he started performing in open mics and gradually honed his skills. However, he got popularity when he competed on AGT season 12. He was able to make America laugh and made it to the finals. He finished in bottom five with Darci Lynne Farmer winning the series.

Post-AGT, he also performed in America’s Got Talent Live! show in Las Vegas, which was part of the winner’s prize. He has also been touring a lot and has recently shared that he has had all sold out shows after AGT. He also runs his self-titled YouTube channel, where he has more than 217k subscribers.

Preacher Lawson standing with open mouth and his hands in the air

Considered one of the best comedians on the show, he was invited to participate on AGT: The Champions, which started airing on Jan 7, 2019. His performance was aired on ‘The Champions One’ episode and was able to win Superfans with this performance. The comedian and Susan Boyle made it through to the finals from the episode with him receiving the highest votes and Susan earning the golden buzzer from Mel B. He along with 9 other finalists will be performing on February 11, 2019, to claim the title of “The Champion.”

Currently, he is touring in different cities of the United States. His upcoming show is on Feb 8 at Wilbur Theater.

Best Wishes, Preacher!