|Age (at audition)||30|
Richie Esposito, also known as Richie the Barber, is from Huntington Beach, California. At the time of his audition, he had been a clown for three years. His whole face is tattooed to resemble a clown.
When Richie was 10 years old, his grandfather took him to a circus, where he met a clown that showed him how to juggle. That clown inspired Richie so much that he started practicing juggling and painting his face with his mother's make-up. Afterwards, however, he hid his clown interest for a long time. He took on a barbershop job, but it did not feel right. He thus decided to "become a real clown forever". He wants to show people that they can be who they want to be because "dreams can become reality".
Richie Esposito's audition in Episode 1105 consisted of juggling and rapping "Everyday I'm Juggling", his own song. He then approached the judges and threw confetti at some of them. Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell buzzed the act. Although Howie Mandel voted "Yes", Mel B, Heidi, and Simon voted "No", eliminating Richie from the competition.