Crystal Powell Nails Stand-Up Comedy Routine Despite No ‘AGT’ Crowd

Crystal Powell proved her comedy chops despite the odds stacked against her.

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It is hard enough to deliver a rousing stand-up routine in front of a bonafide comedian like Canada’s own Howie Mandel. The new crowd-less format of “America’s Got Talent” does not even allow for someone like Powell to feed off the crowd.

The 46-year-old Texas-native delivered a well-constructed and timely commentary on the differences between her Black and white friends. She closed with a hilarious bit on how her Black friends sing the U.S. national anthem like Whitney Houston or Jennifer Hudson.

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Her entertaining set earned big compliments from Mandel who described her as naturally gifted. All four judges gave Powell a firm and forceful “yes!”

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