09/14/2012 04:19 pm ET

Comedian Tom Cotter Takes Second Place On America's Got Talent

Tom Cotter, the New York City-based comedian, whose life as a father of twins and husband of fellow comedian Kerri Louise was chronicled years ago on the reality show Two Funny, snagged second place on America’s Got Talent tonight.

Season seven of the Simon Cowell-created reality competition series began with 54 contestants, ranging from singers, jugglers, “light painters,” dance troupes and beyond, but it was the art of stand-up comedy that America voted into the final two. And more specifically, it was Cotter’s brand of fast-paced misdirection and brilliant wordplay-powered punch lines the nation loved.

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