Paul's Comedy Audition for the America's Got Talent
Hello everyone...hello judges. My name is Paul Noor. I am competing in the comedy show category. The name of my show is: Please Marry My Wife—Available NOW, and of course I mean "HOPE is Available NOW." Some people get stuck in life and cannot move forward. They cannot see HOPE, not even at the end of the tunnel. I want them to watch my presentation, laugh, get inspired, and start fresh.
Before I start, I want to tell everyone that I have a speech impediment. I have been struggling with my severe stuttering since I was three years old, and sometimes it gets out of control. So, for the audience at home (look through the camera), if I freeze on a word like this…(show the block on mouth & face in a comedic & funny way) …there is nothing wrong with your television. DO NOT change the channel. Just be patient.
The cause of stuttering still is unknown, but sometimes it gets started by a major trauma, or gets cured by a major trauma, like in my case. But today, so far, I am doing well, and my stuttering is under control.
My 90-second audition:
After 29 years of marriage, I became entangled in an unfortunate divorce. At the end, the judge ordered me to pay HUGE alimony of $4,000 per month. I said, “Your Honor; did you say four-four-four-four-four-four-four-four-four-four-thousand dollars? If we add them up it will be Forty thousand dollars.” The trauma was so shocking that my stuttering was gone. I said, “Thank You, Your Honor!!!”
But the bad part was, I had to pay that for LIFE—or until she got married. I was praying and begging everyone: Please Marry My Wife. Fortunately, my intense prayers were answered. Just four months after our divorce, she got MARRIED!!!.....to our NEIGHBOR!!!.....I said: WHAT? To my Nei-Nei-Nei-Nei-Nei-Nei-Nei-Nei-Nei-Neighbor? The trauma was so shocking that my stuttering came back.
At the end of the divorce, she kept the house and the neighbor, and I kept my stuttering.
Since I had no money left, I started my speaking business, and I am doing ABSOLUTELY GREAT. Because my stuttering gives me a HUGE advantage in public speaking. For a 45-minute keynote speech, I only have to write 4 minutes of speech. By the time I add my stuttering to that, it will easily be 4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-45 minutes.