Before YouTube and Twitter, Jay Maynard, a.k.a. Tron Guy, was one of the first people to achieve Internet stardom of a sort after a somewhat unflattering series of pictures of him in a skintight Tron costume spread from Slashdot to the other recesses of the Internet. But when he recently tried to take his act to America’s Got Talent, clad in his Tron outfit and all, he ran into a wall of hostility from the judges and audience that can only be described as bizarre, as seen in the video above. It feels like a Tim & Eric skit or a Neil Hamburger routine, but it seems to be real.
Though he is quickly booed offstage, Maynard is the one who emerges victorious here simply for being willing to go through with this. “Greetings programs!”
(h/t Laughing Squid)