Madison comedian passes audition for 'America's Got Talent'

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A comedian from Madison is moving forward in NBC's ‘America’s Got Talent.'

Kevin Schwartz was a bit nervous starting out, but as he began his string of one-liners - it became clear he was a hit with the audience.

“Just married makes it sound like they’re already disappointed," Schwartz cracked to overjoyed hundreds in the crowd.

Schwartz pushed it on the next one: “Isaac Newton died a virgin. That means I have one up on history’s greatest scientific genius… because I’m not dead.”

The judges were also a happy bunch. Host Julianne Hough: “I felt like it was a little bit of a rough start – and then honestly, you got me! I can get very distracted because these one-liner jokes were perfect.”

Schwartz passed the audition with yeses from all four judges. He now moves on to the next round of 'America's Got Talent June 18, here on NBC15.

Last year, Schwartz was in the finals of Madison’s funniest comic. Schwartz has opened for comics like Rory Scovel, Al Madrigal and Jon Dore, and has opened doors for such comics as Brian Regan and Mike Schmidt, according to Local Madison Comedy.