In this evening’s Britain’s Got Talent we watched Simon Cowell bash down on his own buzzer, sending comedian Kojo Anim through into the live semi-finals – despite declaring: “I don’t really like comedians in this series”.
The 39-year-old funnyman happened to the point and gave a side-splitting and quite reliable performance – if you’ve ever been skint, that is.
Immediately recognising the father-of-one, BGT judge Alicia Dixon stated: “Oh my goodness, hello. Just how are you? I was not expecting to see that you today, ” Before explaining: “I’ve known Kojo for many, many years. I’ll let you tell my fellow judges about yourself.”
Kojo, that has been dabbling with humour for 20 years talked about’encouraging young comedians and assisting big-name comedians and opening up for these’. Among these being Kevin Hart himself.
Not sounding 100 percent convinced what was going to go down, Simon Cowell said: “You know the series, just three minutes. Do your things.”
Kojo started by reminiscing to a conversation he would have with his father who’d ruin football games by asking him to go to the store for Ribena.
He said: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is all I said. ‘Dad, can not you get it ‘ It was 1 pm but it made dark real fast. The pigeons were not even flying anymore, they came down to warn me.”
Kojo went on to taxis, he said: “When you’re broke and you ain’t got no cash, there are particular things you can’t enjoy. Like a cab ride, you can’t enjoy a black cab ride, you can not enjoy it.
“I went to a black cab lately, me and my partner we jumped, he was getting comfortable – clearly he has more money than me.
“He was looking out of the window, speaking to the driver. HE FELL ASLEEP.
Kojo completed his group to a standing ovation from the audience and the judges. He broke into tears as Amanda Holden told him: “Kojo when you arrived on I loved hearing about how you’ve grafted, how you have honed your action, how you have now got your little family.
“And the act just got better and better and at the end, you’re like’yeah, I would pay money to see this man,’ Congratulations.”
Subsequently arrived the Cowell, who explained: “Kojo, what was quite Barely Noticeable was I felt like you had been nervous then I could see the crowd response for you personally and you reacting into them. But, I will be honest with you Kojo, I do not really like comedians on this series… but I love you.”
He went and struck gold buzzer significance that Kojo goes straight to the dwell semi-finals of this contest.
Kojo was on the ground. Ant and Dec were there with him. We were sobbing.