If not for his impressive run on last season’s “America’s Got Talent,” comic Tom Cotter says, he would not be playing the Wilbur Theatre this weekend. The Providence native has played a lot of rooms in Boston, having come up in the scene here in the late 1980s and early ’90s. And his résumé includes late-night TV, his own Comedy Central half-hour special, and appearances with his wife and fellow comic Kerri Louise on “Last Comic Standing” as well as on their own WE reality show, “Two Funny: Cotter & Louise.” But he hadn’t had that major prime-time exposure to put him over the top until he made it to the final round on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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