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Japanese American comedian gets standing ovation from Simon Cowell on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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  • Japanese American stand-up comedian Aiko Tanaka received four “yeses” and a standing ovation from judge Simon Cowell after showing a “funny and naughty” act, as Cowell described it, on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” Season 17 audition.
  • Tanaka’s stand-up routine focused on her immigration experience in America.
  • All four judges expressed how much fun they had listening to Tanaka’s comedy routine, with Cowell describing her bit as “So funny. So naughty.”
  • “From the minute you walked out, you got us, you know. And the best sign if a comedian is doing well, obviously, is the audience,” Cowell continued. “And I really liked your reaction afterward, because I could see how much this reaction meant to you as well.”

A Japanese American stand-up comedian received four “yeses” from “America’s Got Talent” judges and a standing ovation from Simon Cowell after showing a “funny and naughty” act.

Aiko Tanaka auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” Season 17 on Tuesday. Tanaka, a Japanese-born comedian, tickled the funny bones of judges Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Cowell with her jokes about her immigration experience in America.