Preacher Lawson Talks NBC’s New Series ‘Connecting…’ and More

Preacher Lawson is best known for his appearance on the 2017 season of NBC’s hit series America’s Got Talent where he made it to the final round. Based off his stellar performance, he was invited to compete two years later on both America’s Got Talent: The Champions and Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions where he advanced to the finale.

Lawson was the host of the Facebook Watch series World’s Most Amazing Dogs in 2019 with George Lopez and Lisa Vanderpump and has built a following on YouTube of more than 500,000 subscribers. He just shot his first stand-up special last year, which premiered on BET+, and continues to perform at sold-out venues around the country.

NBC’s new COVID-era scripted series Connecting… premieres Thursday, October 8 at 8/7c as one of the few all-new series across network television. The series is an ensemble comedy from Blindspot creator/executive producer Martin Gero and Executive Producer Brendan Gall, about a group of friends trying to stay close (and sane) through video chats as they share the highs and lows of these extraordinary times. I sat down with Lawson to talk the show and more!