Alex Hooper

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Information
Age (at audition) 34; 32
Sex Male
Act Stand-up Comedian
Seasons 13, 15
Position Reached None, Quarterfinalist

Alex Hooper was a stand-up comedian act from Season 13 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the audition round. He returned in Season 15, where he was eliminated in the Quarterfinals.

Background

Alex Hooper was sculpted in Baltimore, MD. As a troubled weirdo, he tried on many hats before realizing only comedy could tame his hair. On stage he is known for his clever writing, fearless style, rampant energy, and sickeningly positive attitude. He has appeared on Comedy Central (Roast Battle 2, Corporate), Fox's New Girl, TVLand, Nickelodeon, and most importantly, The Bad Girls Club. His 2018 Album "Hugs. Drugs. Pugs." hit #1 on Amazon and #3 on ITunes Best Selling Comedy Records. Also in 2018 his Pug Yoga Calendar was featured on The Ellen Show. Funny Or Die named him one of the 15 Funniest Comics to Follow. Good Deed Seats included him in their list of The 40 Best Up & Coming Comedians. He created CRAVE, a unique comedy and dance party experience. Named one of LA Weekly's Best of 2013, CRAVE has also been recognized by The LA Times and Thrillist. [1]

Season 13 Audition

Alex Hooper's audition in Episode 1302 consisted of performing a stand-up comedy routine in which he brutally roasted Tyra Banks and the four judges. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell (Mel buzzed for him) all buzzed the act. Although Simon voted "Yes", Howie, Mel B, and Heidi voted "No", eliminating Alex from the competition.

Season 15 Audition

Alex returned in Season 15. His audition in Episode 1507 consisted of him "apologizing" for his brutal roasts... by roasting the judges once again, including the absent Heidi Klum. Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell all voted "yes", sending Alex to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts

Alex Hooper automatically advanced to the Quarterfinals without performing in Episode 1508.

Quarterfinals

Alex Hooper's Quarterfinals performance consisted of reading a comedic story titled "As The World Burns"... while roasting the judges and Terry at the same time. Howie Mandel gave him a standing ovation. Sofia Vergara buzzed him while talking about his performance as a joke.  Alex did not receive enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1516, eliminating him from the competition along with Lightwave Theatre Company instead of Broken Roots.

Trivia

  • Alex Hooper is the first act who received four buzzers in a previous season's audition to advance to the live shows in a later season.
  • When Alex finished his quarterfinal performance and Sofia buzzed him as a joke, some people speculated she meant the buzzer. Alex then later said in response to a Reddit user he does not think she meant it and it was a joke and she would have done it during the performance if she meant it and he feels he egged her on to press the buzzer.

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