PERRYSVILLE, Ind. — For fans of the television show America’s Got Talent: America’s Got Talent: All Stars relive some favorite acts this year.
One of the recurring acts is Dustin’s Dojo.
Dustin Britton, also known as Dustin’s Dojo, is from Perrysville, Indiana, and his partner Ed Kent, also known as Terry Terry, lives in Covington, Indiana.
They first appeared on the show in 2014. They performed a comedy karate act.
Former AGT judge Howard Stern really enjoyed the show and said they were in the style of The Three Stooges comedy. Stern used the golden buzzer in AGT season 9 to save her. They were eliminated later in the season.
America’s Got Talent: All Stars will see contestants return to the stage from around the world to perform in front of a panel of experts and superfans, showcasing a variety of talent to become the All-Stars Champion and earn a cash prize.
Dustin’s Dojo airs Monday at 7:00 p.m. CST on NBC. Visit the Dustin’s Dojo Facebook page for information on a possible watch party.
Britton urged people to tune in to witness the story as he does what he described as the most dangerous stunt in television history.
He couldn’t say anything more about what she did this time, or how she had fared with the judges.
It has been almost a decade since this experience began for her.
“We went to open auditions in Indianapolis,” said Britton, 39.
They had no plan what to do.
“I just started doing comedy and a karate figure,” he said.
It was about a week before the auditions when Britton was working on a comedy sketch with a guy doing some funny karate.
Kent, 51, also had a ski mask that they wanted to integrate. Kent is his partner “Terry Terry”.
“That was history,” said Kent.
They first saw several rounds of the show’s producers and flew to California.
They said it was cool that Stern used history’s first gold buzzer on her.
You’ve been invited to come back for AGT: All-Stars.
They filmed the show in October.
“It’s a collection of the best acts from around the world,” said Britton.
Britton and Kent are having fun with their karate demonstrations. They break wood in the first and Terry put salt in Britton’s eyes. During Judgment Week, their demonstration banged on fruit hanging from poles (because they’re swinging like attackers). Dustin knocked Terry unconscious with nunchucks and Terry was dragged off the stage.
They said the acts stay quite separate from the AGT judges, but the judges have been pretty nice to them. Nick Cannon hosted when they first joined. Terry Crews is the host this time. They said Cannon and Crews interacted and talked to them, which was pretty cool.
You also remember how cool it was when Stern came on stage.
In All-Stars, they have a multi-weapon karate demonstration and “the most dangerous stunt in television history,” Britton said.
They leave the rest a mystery until the show airs Monday night.
“There’s a lot of talent,” Britton said of all the acts.
Britton and Kent wouldn’t say taking AGT changed their lives.
Britton said they were normal people but that he was sometimes recognized.
He said when he’s out and about, people would sometimes recognize him, like a TSA agent would at an airport.
Britton runs his own consulting firm.
Kent is a competency trainer at Valley Oaks Health Psychiatric Facility.
“It was a good experience. People are still talking about it 10 years later,” Britton said.
While others at AGT spend their entire lives singing and doing other talent, they bang boards and say they’re the only people without skills.
“If we screw it up, it’s funnier,” Kent said.
Britton said people wouldn’t want to miss the All-Stars episode.
The duo are also trying to get 100,000 YouTube subscribers on Dustin’s Dojo channel. They are around 45,000.
When they reach 100,000, they unmask “Terry”.