‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC: Who is Chris James? Stand-up comedian played Barack Obama in 'Obamaland'

Chris James is all set to make judges and audiences laugh out loud in his audition performance in the coming week


                            ‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC: Who is Chris James? Stand-up comedian played Barack Obama in 'Obamaland'
Chris James in a still from ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 17 (Trae Patton/NBC)
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For any aspiring artist, getting a golden chance of winning a million dollars with a big opportunity of also getting to perform for their fans as a headlining act in Las Vegas is a dream come true. It can prove to be an actual game-changer for an artist, for sure. For those people who want to give it their best, NBC’s prominent and globally loved talent hunt reality show ‘America’s Got Talent’ can make this come true.

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But it’s not going to be an easy road ahead for the artists if they want to win this coveted prize on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 17. To pave their way into finals to win, all the acts and artists need to impress the judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara, alongside the show’s audiences and fans as well.

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‘America’s Got Talent’ has made its comeback to screens and also raised the bar. One of the much awaited audition performances is that of the Canadian-based comedian Chris James, which has been kept tightly under wraps by the makers. This in return has only piqued curiosity of fans and audiences to watch it in the upcoming week’s episode.

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Who is Chris James?

British-African comedian Chris James started his career in New York after he landed a modeling contract with the top talent agency, Wilhelmina. Living in NY, Chris performed at all the major clubs in California including the world famous Comedy Store on Sunset Strip and The Laugh Factory. After that, he ended up shifting to LA after getting signed up with a comedy management agency.

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Besides being flawless at standup, he is known for his ability to portray a diverse range of characters very smoothly and effortlessly. Chris’s impeccable comic timing and amazing sense of humour only contributes to his charming stand up routine, which includes stories, impressions and characters.

Chris has also made his debut as an actor with the feature film 'Obamaland' (2018) in which he starred as the main protagonist, Barack Obama. Chris has lived in many places including England, South Africa, New York and LA. He continues to tour internationally at the best colleges and comedy venues around the world. According to Mother Jones, Chris James is also well known for his online comedy show ‘The Not Even a Show’, in which he did prank-based calls with a dose of humorous comedy taking digs at right-wing politicians and big wigs. Chris is also a viral social media sensation who is loved by fans for his hilariously comical videos. He has over 60K followers on Tiktok and 1.6 million likes overall on all his videos. His instagram page has 5.4K followers.

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At present, the makers haven’t revealed or dropped any early performance previews or short clips related to Chris James stand-up comedy audition performance. Also, Chris has also not posted anything on his instagram handle. All this is only piquing fans and viewer’s excitement to another level altogether. Now this is going to be really worth the wait. We can’t wait to watch Chris James stand-up comedy auditions performance in upcoming episode on Tuesday, June 21.

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‘America's Got Talent’ Season 17 airs every Tuesday at 8 pm ET on NBC. For viewers who want to watch the reality show without cable, they can use any of these streaming services like Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV or YouTube TV as well.