'America's Got Talent' winner Paul Zerdin calls out British Airways for losing his luggage "third time"
Paul Zerdin claimed that the British Airways lost his luggage, the third time. The comedian is now asking the airways to find his bag without which he cannot perform.
Season 10 winner of 'America's Got Talent,' Paul Zerdin, is now pleading the British Airways to return his luggage which they have already lost twice before. The British comedian and ventriloquist, following his success in the show, has also featured as Cinderella's sidekick "Buttons" in the London Palladium production of the pantomime 'Cinderella.'
In the video which he took while at Lisbon airport, he says, "Here I am at Lisbon airport having just got off a British Airways flight from London’s Heathrow and my Peli case with all my gear didn’t make it onto it... This is the third time British Airways has lost my luggage. Not a connecting flight. A direct flight."
The ventriloquist then stated that the luggage contained his three beloved dummies with whom he had won the tenth season of 'America's Got Talent.' As he won't be able to perform on the cruise ship which is setting off to Cadiz under these circumstances, he pleaded, "If [the luggage] doesn’t make it to Cadiz, then there’s going to be no show. Frankly, I despair. I need my luggage. Please British Airways, please get it to me tomorrow in Cadiz. Please, I beg you.”
Watch his plea below:
However, Zerdin did not lose his sense of humor as he took to Twitter on Thursday morning to give an update of his situation. Posing as both a reporter and himself, he says in the video that he has not received his bags yet, although he remains hopeful. The video which he captioned as, "Where in the world are the puppets..." shows a transition in a scene where Zerdin created an imaginary storyline headed as "inside a suitcase somewhere in North Africa.”
Adding his own touch of humor, the scene is a voiceover of his puppets who are contemplating the delay in their journey. As some animals can be heard in the background, Zerdin also complains about the food of the airlines which doesn't seem to be suitable for him.
Where in the world are the puppets... pic.twitter.com/LTj25n7Zsg— Paul Zerdin (@paulzerdin) September 13, 2018
The ventriloquist had earlier made it to the headlines when he was accused by the two veteran ventriloquists Ronn Lucas and David Strassman. Both the artists accused Zerdin of stealing their acts to win the show. Lucas stated, "What bothers me is that he won by stealing other people’s acts, including my own, and that he takes credit for the originality. That’s what bothers me the most.”
Meanwhile, Strassman mentioned, "What bothers me is that he fooled the judges and the audience into thinking that he originated these routines. I think he needs to give credit where credit is due. I don’t think it’s fair for anybody to win a talent show and a lot of money on unoriginal material.”