JT Podcast – ‘AGT 16’ Special #2: Matt Johnson Visits!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast is very excited to announce that we are starting a podcast spin-off for its coverage of America’s Got Talent (AGT): Season 16.

The podcast, Jake’s Take’s AGT Season 16 Special, will feature conversations with some of the standout acts that successfully auditioned in front of the judges. I want to give a very special shoutout to both Fremantle (AGT’s production company) and NBC for giving jakes-take.com and The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast the opportunity to speak with these amazing acts. 

Escape artist Matt Johnson is the latest performer that I had the opportunity to speak with this season. During the second week of AGT’s Judges’ Auditions, Matt spooked the audience and judges Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel with his death-defying audition. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Matt has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry and has performed in over 60 countries. In addition, he has thrilled audiences on various television shows, including Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Wizard Wars, Lorraine, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and The World’s Best. Also, his routines have been viewed on YouTube over 500 million times. 

In 2019, Matt Johnson joined the international touring show – The Illusionists. The group performed directly from Broadway and toured across Mexico, Panama, and Saudi Arabia. He is also part of a unique group of acts that competed on America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent (BGT). Matt was the second most viewed act on BGT and was named the most dangerous act of BGT: Series 12, which aired in 2018. 

During our call, Matt shared his thoughts about the dangerous AGT audition. He also compared and contrasted his Got Talent shows’ appearances and revealed which set of judges were more frightened by his routine.

For more information about Matt Johnson, visit his website.

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