NEW YORK — Sept. 16, 2015 —America has chosen Paul Zerdin winner of the 10th anniversary season of “America’s Got Talent.”

Paul Zerdin won over viewers with his inventive and unique take on ventriloquism, using comedic characters and personalities to outshine thousands of acts, including finalists Benton Blount, Derek Hughes, Drew Lynch, Gary Vider, Oz Pearlman, Piff the Magic Dragon, the Craig Lewis Band, the Professional Regurgitator and Uzeyer Novruzov.

The tenth season of “America’s Got Talent” concluded at Radio City Music Hall with a star-studded live finale featuring performances by the 10 finalists along with Rachel Platten, Yolanda Adams, Penn & Teller, Jeffrey Ross, Terry Fator and season-nine winner Mat Franco.

Paul Zerdin has spent years taking the art of ventriloquism to new heights.


When he was 10 years old, a family friend made him a puppet theater, which he used to put on shows. Later, he was given a book on ventriloquism written by the legendary Ray Alan. His hobby became an obsession and soon a career. From Royal Variety Performances to comedy festivals around the globe, Zerdin is constantly breaking new ground, all of which has established him at the forefront of his profession.

We were honored to speak with winner Paul Zerdin on a live phone chat the morning after his big win.

The British native said he was absolutely stunned by his victory, feeling runner up- stuttering comedian Drew Lynch, would be taking home the million dollar prize. He narrowly nudged the Indianapolis funny man, who brought the audience to tears with his talent, out of the top spot.

The show was the top TV series of the summer.

Follow Zerdin on Twitter at @PaulZerdin.

Paul Zerdin will headline an exclusive engagement of “America’s Got Talent Live” in Las Vegas, Oct. 22-24 in the PH Showroom at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. He will be joined by finalists Drew Lynch and Piff The Magic Dragon. Ticket information can be found at www.AGTVegas.com


Open-call auditions for season 11 of “America’s Got Talent” will begin in Detroit on Nov. 7 and make stops in 12 U.S. cities, including New York, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, San Jose, San Diego, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Orlando and Dallas. For more information or to submit a video audition, visitwww.AGTAuditions.com.



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