Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade already has a basketball impersonator in Brandon Armstrong (aka BdotAdot5), but we recently discovered he also has a comedic doppelgänger in the form of Preacher Lawson.
Lawson, a stand up comic from Orlando — who happens to look a lot like former-Floridian Wade — has been slaying America’s Got Talent viewers as he advanced round-by-round through the competition. His most recent set, in which he explained why he could never have children with Tyra Banks, earned him a trip to the show’s finals in two weeks.
Lawson’s quarterfinal performance included disparate bits about the world’s fastest clapper and oversized cellphones.
During the Judge Cuts, Lawson’s mother flew from China to watch in person as her son described being catfished by a woman met on an online dating site. His routine earned Lawson a standing ovation from judges Mel B and Simon Cowell.
LAWSON PREACHES LAUGHTER
Lawson’s America’s Got Talent audition left the judges wanting more. So much so, that Cowell requested he extend his set. Little could the wise-cracking vegetarian have known at that time just how much more air time he would be getting on AGT.
Lawson relocated to California from Florida to advance his career in comedy. Plenty of sports fans are wondering if Wade’s basketball career will follow a similar path with him suiting up for the Los Angeles Lakers after next season.