Preacher should just pack it in now, because its fictional blood and gore and craziness can’t compete with the real-life Ryan Stock, comedy daredevil, and the freak show nasal sword-swallowing routine he debuted on Tuesday’s season premiere of America’s Got Talent. It’s only June 1, and the grossest thing on TV this summer has already happened.
Stock began his audition by having his assistant present a pair of scissors to judge Howie Mandel. Mandel confirmed that they’re real scissors, and then the assistant brought them back up onstage and Stock promptly shoved them up his nose. Then he opened them. Then he took them out and licked them.
And it only gets worse from there.
Seriously, this clip is not for the faint of heart. Most people watching this will react like judge Heidi Klum, who is clearly completely disgusted and not enjoying it, but she can’t look away. Until she has to, and hits her buzzer in an attempt to make him stop. Take a look at her face:
Simon Cowell loves it, though. Weirdo.