During this evening’s Britain’s Got Talent we saw Simon Cowell bash down on his buzzer, sending comedian Kojo Anim through to the live semi-finals – despite admitting: “I don’t really like comedians on this show”.
The 39-year-old funnyman took to the stage and gave a side-splitting performance.
Immediately recognizing the father-of-one, BGT judge Alicia Dixon said: “Oh my goodness, hello. How are you? I was not expecting to see you today,” Before explaining: “I’ve known Kojo for many, many years. I’ll let you tell my fellow judges about yourself.”
Kojo, who has been dabbling with comedy for 20 years spoke about ‘encouraging young comedians and helping big name comedians and opening up for them’. One of them being Kevin Hart himself.
Not sounding 100 per cent convinced by what was about to go down, Simon Cowell said: “You know the show, three minutes. Do your stuff.”
Kojo impressed the judges. Credit: ITV/Britain’s Got Talent
Kojo began by reminiscing on a conversation he would have with his dad who would ruin football games by asking him to go to the shop for Ribena.
He said: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is all I said. ‘Dad, can’t you get it yourself?’ It was 1pm but it got dark real quick. The pigeons weren’t even flying anymore, they came down to warn me.”
Kojo impressed judges. Credit: ITV/Britain’s Got Talent
Kojo went on to taxis, he said: “When you’re broke right and you ain’t got no money, there are certain things you can’t enjoy. Like a cab ride, you can’t enjoy a black cab ride, you can’t enjoy it.
“I went into a black cab recently, me and my mate we jumped in, he was getting comfortable – clearly he’s got more money than me.
“He was looking out of the window, talking to the driver. HE FELL ASLEEP. Ladies and gentlemen, when you ain’t got no money you only look at one thing – the meter.”
Kojo finished his set to a standing ovation from both the audience and the judges. He broke down into tears as Amanda Holden told him: “Kojo when you came on I loved hearing about how you’ve grafted, how you’ve honed your act, how you’ve now got your little family.
Kojo broke down when he finished the hilarious set. Credit: ITV/Britain’s Got Talent
“And the act just got better and better and by the end you were like ‘yeah, I’d pay money to see this man,’ Congratulations.”
Then came the Cowell, who explained: “Kojo, what was quite amazing was I felt like you were nervous then I could see the audience reaction to you and you reacting to them. But, I’m going to be honest with you Kojo, I don’t really like comedians on this show… but I love you.”
He went and hit that gold buzzer meaning that Kojo will go straight to the live semi-finals of the competition.
Kojo was on the floor. Ant and Dec were down there with him. Cowell was hugging him. We were sobbing.
Well done, LAD.