Big Barry — a four foot tall former restaurant owner from Long Island performs in Newark, New Jersey for judges Sharon Osbourne, Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on July 10, 2012.
He didn’t stand a chance.
Barry, who calls himself “a 70 year-old teenager” got the “X” from Howard just 5 seconds into his rendition of Michael Buble’s “Feeling Good.” After the performance, it really got ugly.
The King of All Media blamed judge Howie Mandel for putting Barry through in the first place.
“This is about the apology that you owe to Flo Jo’s daughter (Mary Joyner). To Andrew DeLeon. To all the people that could have gotten through instead of Big Barry. There were a ton of people who had more talent than Big Barry,” he said.
“Last week I made fun of a guy up on stage here who was playing instruments made with brooms. I owe him an apology because I was a little rough on him. But I will tell you what. Howie owes all those performers who has a shot up on this stage (an apology). Barry, no offense to you, but you are not fun, you are not funny and you are not talented.”
Big Barry was eliminated from the competition the following night.
In an interview with AGTNews.com, he said he was returning to Florida to look for a girlfriend.