'AGT' runner-up Tom Cotter tells all

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  1. Nemo

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    http://newyork.newsday.com/entertai...lent-runner-up-tom-cotter-tells-all-1.4010437


    "........................Cotter, who has won his share of national comedy-festival contests in his 25-year career, also credits the rave reviews from the show's judges — Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel — as another reason he's thankful for the experience.

    "There was not one negative syllable uttered by them [to me] the entire season," he said. "They were really, really nice to me from the very first audition till the end — even when the cameras weren't rolling, especially after I lost on Thursday night. Howard, in particular, was just unbelievably supportive and wonderful to me, and it meant the world to me."

    Before the finale, Cotter was frustrated he couldn't weigh in on a controversy over his representation. When the New York Post reportedly planned to run a story about a supposed conflict of interest because he and Cotter are represented by the same agency (Don Buchwald and Associates), Stern lashed out, saying "AGT" knew about the situation from the start and that the shock jock didn't stand to gain anything if Cotter won.

    Cotter said NBC issued a gag order until the season came to a close.

    "It's a completely nonstory, and the nonstory is this: It's like ICM or 3Arts or CAA — it's one of those big agencies that has thousands of clients. I've been with Don Buchwald and Associates, in their commercial department, for about 12 years. ... I had never met Howard in my entire life until after the first live audition [for this season of 'AGT']. ... Then the [New York] Post says, 'We're going to run a story that it's inappropriate that you have the same agent.' Well, Don Buchwald only handles one guy, and that's Howard Stern. And all of his other agents are the guys who handle us, the guys who are way down on the totem pole, and those are the guys I deal with."..........................."
     
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    Who is the liar.....Howard...Don....or both?
    :coffee:


    2004 NYT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/30/nyregion/comedy-central.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

    .......Tom Cotter, 40, considerably higher up on the laugh ladder, made his commercial breakthrough at the club bar eight years ago. In 1996, after more than a year of trying unsuccessfully to get past the telephone operator at the Don Buchwald Agency so he could send a demo tape, Mr. Cotter came down from Boston to a party for prospective Friarlings. A stranger stuck out his hand and said: ''Welcome. I'm Don Buchwald, chairman of the new members committee.''

    Mr. Buchwald now represents Mr. Cotter.....




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    i fail to see how that doesn't equal a conflict of interest. Buchwald still makes the almighty dollar of his other clients, correct?
     
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    I thought Don also handled Robin, Fred and Gary's contracts, although maybe he has one of his underlings work for them too. If it was such a non-story, NBC should not have needed to issue a gag order.
     
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    "It's a completely nonstory..."

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    he is a no talent so the story ends there.
     
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    More all the marbles bullshit.....And that douche is as funny as a terminal dose of anal cancer.....
     
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    Conflict or not, Cotter is not a national-stage comedian. I can see him on a cruise ship, sure, but for what AGT purports to be?

    Nope.
     
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    https://twitter.com/AgentTDB
    https://twitter.com/HowardStern

    Burton and Howard both observed the gag order on twitter.
    Burton just retweeted Lisa Lamp after the gag order.
    Stern tweeted nothing about AGT the final week.
    Burton was at taping of AGT as was Don Buchwald!

    Howard Allan Stern has been promoting Buchwald clients on his fans on the down-low for 25 years!
    Howard LIED about Don not knowing he repped Cotter!
     
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    Howard getting rid of lightwire helped Cotter!
    Stern shit on Girabaldi several times
    This face is Stern mocking Girabaldi painting!

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    Stay tuned for more guest heavy shows.....Avoid Avoid Avoid :lol:
     
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    Do you believe that Howard and Don did NOT know Cotter was a Buchwald client?
    How is this not a colossal conflict of interest???!
    Howard LIED....and NBC issued a gag order.....:jj:
     
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    He's Jay Thomas' agent as well.
     
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    Scott Ferrells agent too...:jj:

    and George Takei

    and Joan Rivers
     
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    Of course--to say that Don Buchwald doesn't stand to benefit off the success of Tom Cotter because Cotter is repped by another division/agent of Buchwald's company, is like saying that the owner of a real estate or insurance agency doesn't make a dime off of his brokers.
     
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    that's what I'm saying.
     
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    that's what I'm saying
    :yay:
     
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    who cares?? The show sucked beyond belief. I would have never watched it if it weren't for this board, forum...Nemo.
     
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    it used to be easy for us civilians to see Buchwald clients on his website.
    now it is harder since Buchwald merged with the other agency.


    A couple times during the Sirius years guests blurted out they were Buchwald clients causing Wiggy to doodle away from danger.
    Didn't Omarosa say she met Howard with Buchwald......causing Wiggy to doodle....:coffee: