'America's Got Talent' on NBC: Who is Connor King? Stand-up comedian from Chicago is also a pianist

'America's Got Talent' on NBC: Who is Connor King? Stand-up comedian from Chicago is also a pianist
Comedian Connor King will soon be seen on 'America's Got Talent' Season 17 (@connorkingme/Instagram)

'America's Got Talent', which has discovered hidden treasures like Lindsey Stirling, Terry Fator, and Grace VanderWaal, is back to dazzle audiences with some of the world's finest talents. The long-running NBC competition has proven to be an excellent technique for breaking into the profession for aspiring musicians, dancers, and standup comedians. The winner will get a $1 million grand prize, the opportunity to be the headline act in Las Vegas, and a terrific entry into the competitive world of entertainment.

As per the current season's official synopsis, "The 17th season of “America’s Got Talent” returns with a new set of aspiring performers looking to compete for the ultimate $1 million prizes. Executive producer Simon Cowell returns to the star-studded judging panel with global fashion icon Heidi Klum, fan-favorite comedian Howie Mandel and acclaimed actress and international superstar Sofia Vergara. The dynamic Terry Crews returns as host. This season promises to deliver some of the wildest acts to ever grace the “AGT” stage." Looking for more talent-based shows to watch? Check out 'American Song Contest', 'American Idol', and 'So You Think You Can Dance'.


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Who is Connor King?

Connor King has been doing stand-up since the age of eighteen when he embarked on a cross-country comedy tour. After traveling and performing in Los Angeles, Connor landed in Chicago, where he has been working frequently in local comedy clubs. He is a featured act at Zanies Comedy Club and the founder and producer of The Chill as F**k Event, a weekly variety show at The Second City. Connor may also be spotted performing improv and musical comedy throughout Chicago in addition to stand-up.

Connor King has also worked as a musical director and pianist for iO Chicago comedic performances. He is very popular on Tik Tok and has 125.3K followers. The majority of his content is explicit. Connor also has a YouTube account by the name "Connor King" with 342 subscribers. There aren't a lot of videos on his YouTube change as of now but maybe he will start posting more after his appearance on 'AGT'. 

You should see clips of some of his standup comedy acts. He recently posted a clip on Instagram with the caption, "In fairness, I thought I was dying. Getting paid for reels now so having to reupload clips to make them eligible. To support just like, comment, share."


Watch Connor King, who is ready to show off his comedic skills on 'America's Got Talent' Season 17, on Tuesday at 8 pm on NBC.

Following the show's premiere, you can catch all-new episodes every Tuesday from 8 to 10 pm ET/PT. For viewers who wish to tune in to the show without cable, they can do so using streaming services such as Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, AT&T TV, or YouTube TV.

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