Nigerian comedian and skit maker, Chibuike Josh Alfred, popularly known as Josh2Funny, has made history as the first Nigerian skit maker to appear on the popular reality show, America’s Got Talent (AGT). The 32-year-old, who is known for his viral #DontLeaveMe skits, wowed the judges and the audience with his unconventional and hilarious performance on episode 10 of the show.
Josh2Funny presented himself as the “Fastest Rapper in the World”, the “Fastest Reader in the World”, and the “Best Magician in the World”, setting the stage for his unique act. He then proceeded to rap, read, and perform magic tricks at an incredibly fast pace, leaving everyone baffled and amused.
The judges, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Howie Mandel, were initially confused and unimpressed by his performance, struggling to understand the underlying humor and message behind his personas. However, as the act continued to unfold, they gradually caught on to the comedic nuances, leading to bursts of laughter and applause.
Josh2Funny, who hails from Lagos, Nigeria, is also an actor and a musician, adding to the depth of his creative abilities. He embarked on a mission to captivate the AGT judges with his distinctive talents, combining his online popularity and versatility to make an unforgettable impression on the international stage.
His performance has gone viral on social media, with many Nigerians and fans from around the world praising him for his daring and original act. Some of his fellow comedians and celebrities also congratulated him for representing Nigeria well on the global platform.
Josh2Funny is one of the most popular comedians in Nigeria, with over 2.7 million followers on Instagram and 2.4 million fans on TikTok. He rose to fame with his YouTube show called “The Audition”, where he appears as different personalities to get a verdict from the judges. He also created the #DontLeaveMe challenge, which involves making puns and wordplay while running away from someone who says “don’t leave me”.