San Diego native Taylor Williamson finished in second place on the last season of NBC's America's Got Talent. He stops by to talk about his next performance in the Gaslamp and makes a controversial comment about the man who beat him out of first place.
Comedian Taylor Williamson appears to still be bitter over his second place finish in America’s Got Talent. Or is he?
“Is this the Kenichi show?” Williamson asked, referring to Kenichi Ebina, the dancer who won America's Got Talent Season 8 with his video-game style dance performances.
He described the moment the winner was announced as horrible and complained that NBC 7 showing the clip at the start of the interview was like an intense therapy session.
Williamson and Ebina have toured together and the comedian has said the two are friends despite the outcome of the NBC reality show.
“I was just saying that to be nice, I hate Japanese people. They ruined my life,” Williamson said Thursday. Watch video
He later said the two men are actually friends and he thinks Ebina is “amazing.”
Known for dry humor, Williamson pokes fun of his own Jewish heritage in the interview and claims he has a huge ego but never thought he would make it past the audition.
Williamson said his career goal is to have a “bad sitcom on NBC.”
The Torrey Pines HS alum will be performing Dec 19 - 22 at the American Comedy Co. in the Gaslamp Quarter.