And he relished every second.
JJ, a former Golden Buzzer recipient on “Australia’s Got Talent,” went after the other panelists as well, but saved his best for Cowell.
Noting that Cowell had expressed a wish to be cryogenically frozen when he dies, the 7-year-old comic cracked that given the acerbic judge’s remarks on the show, “I’m not sure you can get any colder.”
With icy precision, Pantano went in for the kill: “Looking at your face now, I think you’ve started the process already.”
Judge Howie Mandel called the lad “adorably mean.”
Cowell seemed to never have so much fun being roasted. “Why is it I love you insulting me?” he asked.
If you’re a Don Rickles in the making, compliments can’t get much better.
Alas, JJ didn’t advance but he definitely left his mark.