Andy Huggins, an comedic staple to the scene in Houston, Texas once performed alongside Howie Mandel. The two would reunite Tuesday night when Huggins performed for all of America.
Simon Cowell admired his determination, but it was Howie, who remembered Huggins from 40 years ago, and told the panel they once "shared a stage" and ended with telling Huggins "welcome to show business." It was also Mandel who gave Huggins the third vote he needed to advance.
Now you can see him in Austin...
I've followed the local comedy scene for many years and adore so much of the talent and admire the determination these guys have. There are many more comics in Houston who have moved on to Hollywood and beyond.
Andy Huggins is one of the special gems in the local comedy scene. I truly wish him luck and hope he goes super far!
Houston couldn't be more proud of you Andy! What a way to go!