“Gothic comedian” Oliver Graves of Santa Rosa, whose stage persona includes black eye shadow and makeup, will appear on the NBC-TV series “America’s Got Talent”’ at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10.

The nationwide talent search program features host Tyra Banks and judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel.

Contestants are not available for interview until after their episode of the series airs, said Nicole Winer, publicist for “America’s Got Talent.”

Quotes posted on Graves’ Facebook page include, “We don’t wish dogs sweet dreams, ‘cause they act so cute during nightmares,” and “I say ‘It’s not my first rodeo’ a lot, but I’ve never actually been to a rodeo.”

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