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Indianapolis comic selected for 'America's Got Talent: The Champions' competition

A Hoosier comedian is returning to the "America's Got Talent" stage.
Ryan Niemiller performs on "America's Got Talent." (Trae Patton/NBC)

A Hoosier comedian is returning to the "America's Got Talent" stage.

Ryan Niemiller finished third on the show in this summer's season.

Niemiller, who lives on the south side of Indianapolis, has been bringing his gift of comedy to fans all across the country and now you have a chance to help make his dreams come true.

Niemiller gave himself the nickname "The Cripple Threat of Comedy" as an ode to a disability he's had in both arms since birth. He used his turn in the AGT spotlight to represent others who are living with a disability.

"I got tennis elbow from fist bumping so much, it's crazy. I like to shake hands. If you ever see me out in the street, I am coming in hard and fast. Let's do this!" he said during one performance on the show.

Indy's Ryan Niemiller brought the funny again Tuesday night on America's Got Talent and needs your help to win a million bucks and his own Vegas show! Here's how you can VOTE: https://www.wthr.com/2017339

Posted by WTHR-TV on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

We just learned Niemiller has been asked to come back this winter for "America's Got Talent: The Champions" starting January 6 on Channel 13. The show will feature 40 contestants who excelled on shows around the globe dating back nearly a decade.

Niemiller is currently on tour and has a stop scheduled at White Rabbit Cabaret in Fountain Square next Tuesday, November 26. Click here for more information.