Julia Scotti lives in Whiting, NJ and has performed as a stand-up comedian for years, with a brief pause in 2000 to be a teacher.

Julia Scotti previously performed as Rick Scotti.  She underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2002.

She often jokes about her gender, but her scripts usually include more jokes about her age saying, "My primary care doctor is a paleontologist."

NJ.com reports that AGT judge Howie Mandel was impressed,

"You're funny, you're talented, and you're brave, and I am so glad we got to see you," judge Howie Mandel told her.

Scotti will find out tonight on the live results show if she makes it to the semi-finals along with Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos.

AGT is live on NBC tonight at 8pm.

Source: NJ.com