On Season 13 of America’s Got Talent, the audience and judges didn’t know what to make of the act French Accent, at first. The 30-year-old from Wyoming wore a black beret and eye-patch while he played the accordion and threw out one-liners and puns. That’s his schtick — but the jokes didn’t fly. The only judge not to hit his buzzer was stand-up comedy veteran Howie Mandel. When French Accent started to make jokes on the fly, in the moment, he turned the audience around and two judges (Mel B and Heidi Klum) took their X’s back and said yes instead, which is all French Accent needed to advance.
The multi-tasking comedian is also a triple threat — and we don’t mean song and dance. (Or maybe he can do that too.) French Accent is the creation of stand-up comedian Kevin Bennett who is also a musician and novelist. He’s written two sci-fi novels including The Thief and the Sacrifice, see link above. New episodes of America’s Got Talent air Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC, before World of Dance.