'America's Got Talent' on NBC: Who is Mr Pants? Comedian once put smiling p**p sculpture in NYC
Season 17 of 'America's Got Talent' premiered on May 31, 2022. In week 5 of the audition, a sea of talents will try to impress the judges, but one of them is believed to be a guy in parachute pants!
'America's Got Talent' returns with fan favorites Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel, and Simon Cowell. They will be in charge of determining which acts should continue in the competition. The hit NBC series is now in its seventeenth year and is immensely popular across the world. This year, the stakes are higher than ever, with competitors from all around the world bringing their A-game to the 'AGT' stage.
Who is Mr Pants?
Mr Pants, also known as Ryan Dee, takes the 'AGT' stage this week, seeking to wow the judges with his stand-up comedy. Mr Pants is a comedian who walks the stage wearing what appears to be inflated pants over his head, covering his entire body. The Manhattan comic has previously made headlines. But it was his eventual creation of a "p**p sculpture" that landed him on the pages of the New York Post, not his stand-up comedy.
If you thought "Fearless Girl" was a horrible look for the Wall Street bull, wait till you see Mr Pants' creation. The next amusing addition to Arturo Di Modica's "Charging Bull" sculpture in midtown Manhattan is a four-foot, smiling pile of crap, which creator comedian Ryan Dee hopes will become a more permanent part of the backdrop in early 2021. Dee, who has previously put the cartoonish, bronze-colored sculpture behind the bull many times last year, disclosed that he intends to apply to the New York City Parks Department for a permit to publicly display the artwork at least once a year. “I would like to put it there with a proper permit,” he explained.“I would love to do this annually.”
Of course, this spectacle has been seen before, and it did not end well. State Street erected a bronze ponytailed female monument with hands-on-hips to confront the 7,100-pound "Raging Bull" in March 2017. The "Fearless Girl" monument by Kristen Visbal became an instant tourist and social media sensation for symbolizing female empowerment, however, it was condemned as a marketing ploy and was eventually relocated in 2018. Dee's work was not without its critics. “This only encourages other a-holes to do something inappropriate to The Bull,” Bowling Green Association President Arthur Piccolo told The Post, adding that he didn't want Dee to gain exposure for his rude work. While Dee's mound of feces does not appear to be garnering the same level of attention as "Fearless Girl," it did garner its fair number of fans — and double-takes last January, when he concealed it for many hours. People who could be seen clicking pictures with the sculpture felt it fit the current time.
Dee says he's OK if people see the "whimsical" sculpture as a commentary on Wall Street greed. He put a sign next to his artwork from a pipe that read, "Please Clean Up After Your Pets." He claims that young people are lured to it. “Kids freak out,” Dee remarked. Dee earlier stated that he hoped to obtain city permission to show the foam-and-plaster masterpiece, which he spent months creating and building before giving it over to artist Paige Tooker to paint, beginning this January 2022.
According to his social media, he has been using the Mr Pants persona since 2018. Per his Instagram, he has been performing at The Shoebox Theatre for several years. The Shoebox Theatre, located in the heart of Swindon's Railway Village, is a multipurpose performance and arts facility. His act frequently includes physical humor. His other posts show him pedaling about New York City, either lip-syncing to popular tunes or just high-fiving bystanders.
Mr Pants will be on the June 28 episode of 'America's Got Talent,' among other outstanding contenders such as musician Connor Johnson, acrobat master Chiko, and singing pair Abbie and Ellie Smith, among others. Many outstanding talents will be included, and they will attempt to impress both fans and judges. So, tune in to NBC on Tuesday at 8 pm to see the new acts.