Preacher Lawson (born March 14, 1991) is an American comedian. He is known for being a finalist on the 12th season of America's Got Talent. Some people have referred to him as the best comedian to ever perform on the show.
Preacher Lawson was born in Portland, Oregon, on March 14, 1991. Lawson moved to 20 different places before he was 10 years old. He lived the longest in Memphis, Tennessee. Lawson grew up as a comedian in Orlando, Florida, and considers it to be his hometown. Preacher started writing jokes when he was 16 for about a year, then performed for the first time at age 17. He won the 2015 Funniest Comedian In Florida and the 2016 Seattle International Comedy Competition.
2017: America's Got Talent
Lawson appeared on season 12 of America's Got Talent in 2017 and made it through successive elimination rounds, reaching the season finals, where he was one of the final 10. He also appeared in that year's America's Got Talent Live! show in Las Vegas that was part of the winner's prize.
2019: America's Got Talent The Champions
Lawson was invited to compete on America's Got Talent: The Champions in 2019. He advanced to the finale after he received the most votes from the superfans of the United States.
Lawson also runs a YouTube channel, where he posts travel vlogs, cooking guides, and music videos, all with a comedic twist. His channel has over 5,000,000 views and over 200,000 subscribers.
Lawson resides in Los Angeles, California and is a vegan.