Meet Ray Jessel, who is auditioning for “America’s Got Talent” Season 9. He’s an 84-year-old singer/songwriter who only started performing when he was 72. He takes the stage to audition and immediately charms the audience and judges with his adorable schtick as the doddering old man.
Then he starts singing. And it’s not … exactly what one might expect. It’s an old-timey, kind of ragtime-ish song about a girl the singer likes, but the punchline is, “Too bad she’s got a penis.” It sends the audience and judges into hysterics.
Heidi Klum says he has no idea what he has done, as all her kids are in the audience and they will be singing that all the way home. Howard Stern calls him a breath of fresh air and Mel B. calls him a “naughty, funny, dirty old man.” All four judges put him through with yes votes.
We’re curious to see what he does in the next round. “America’s Got Talent” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.