Just Some Traumatizing Intel on Who the Jester Is on ‘The Masked Singer’

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Photo credit: Fox
Photo credit: Fox

Jester has been revealed, y'all. Lo and behold, it was none other than the Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten, aka John Lyndon! His unmasked interview was completely unhinged but also a little endearing—watch it here:

Never did I think a Masked Singer contestant could be scarier than the Egg, an ominous dairy product that caused me to go vegan, but unfortunately, it looks like something even more unhinged is coming our way during tonight’s episode. Everyone, meet the Jester, a frightening clown that makes the sleep paralysis demon under your bed look positively cozy.

Jester is The Masked Singer season 6’s most terrifying wild card player and it is VITAL that we figure out who he is and get whatever poor celebrity is trapped in that haunting clown head out. Like, I’d truly rather hang out with Pennywise!

Anyway, here’s what we know about the Jester and his NSFW costume that has apparently traumatized FOX executives.

Photo credit: Fox
Photo credit: Fox

The Clues

Let’s review this nightmare evidence.

Alright, so this is what the Jester has to say for himself:

  1. “I’ve been called an Icon. You can say I’ve changed the course of history.”

  2. “I’ve been voted one of the 100 most influential people of all time.”

  3. “I’ve offended heads of state and been banned from famous venues.”

And here are some 🤔 parts of the clue package:

  • The accent, which fans can’t pinpoint but some think is British.

  • The black sweatshirt at the very beginning, which reads “Don’t Talk to Me.”

  • The abundance of…chickens? Hens? What is going on??

The Masked Singer *also* served up an intro in which we found out the Jester will “do whatever it takes” to entertain his audience, which apparently includes dressing up in the world’s scariest costume and giving me a lifelong clown phobia.

And of course, there’s the Jester’s performance of “School’s Out,” by Alice Cooper:

Last and least, here is a video of the Jester joining the show and enthusiastically slapping his butt. I suggest taking a shot before watching.

The Theories

Literally no one 100 percent knows who the Jester is yet. Mostly because fans are busy talking about how traumatized they are in The Masked Singer’s YouTube comments:

“OH. MY. GOD. I thought the Baby was nightmare fuel, which he is, but this costume is crossing the line.”

“This will definitely be in my nightmares for the next few days.”

But some viewers seem to think—mostly based on “vibes”—that the Jester could be one of the following celebs:

Jack Black

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Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images

As one fan said, “I’m getting Jack Black vibes.” The metal song for the first performance also feels on the nose, so maybe there’s something to this theory.

Ricky Gervais

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Photo credit: Nicholas Hunt - Getty Images

The evidence kinda adds up here, NGL! Ricky has been on Time’s 100 Most Influential People list and he also played a character literally named “Badguy” in Muppets Most Wanted.

Johnny Rotten, aka John Lyndon

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Photo credit: Ian Gavan - Getty Images

Would someone from the Sex Pistols wear a giant Jester costume on national television? Maybe! This lead singer has def offended heads of state (hello, “God Save the Queen”) and the abundance of plaid is on brand for him.

James Corden

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Photo credit: Theo Wargo - Getty Images

Some people appear to think the Jester has a British accent. Which…no? But kay! Also, 10/10 for sure James Corden would never do this show. But then again, this is a man who agreed to do Cats. Who knows what he’s capable of.

Joe Gatto

Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images

Multiple people are speculating that the Jester is comedian Joe Gatto based on approximately nothing. I mean, sure!

Simon Cowell

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Photo credit: Frazer Harrison - Getty Images

Seems unlikely that Simon would zip himself into a jester costume and go on The Masked Singer, but his name has come up a few times as a possibility, so…guess we have no choice but to include him here.

Bill Skarsgård

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Photo credit: Rich Polk - Getty Images

Because he played Pennywise the Clown in It, obvs!

Kay, before we go, a harrowing piece of Jester trivia for you: TMZ reports that his original costume featured a bulge that was so huge, it wasn’t fit for television. As the outlet put it, “The codpiece caught the eyes of FOX execs and the network instantly deemed the Jester ‘too hot for TV.’” (HELP.)

Apparently, the Jester’s costume was “adjusted” to “minimize” his “private parts” (HELLLP), and now he’s been deemed family friendly. Which is wild, since there is clearly nothing “family friendly” about THIS FACE:

Photo credit: Fox
Photo credit: Fox

Anyway, tune in tonight at 8 p.m. ET on FOX to potentially see what’s lurking inside the Jester! I can only hope the judges collectively decide to force this dude to reveal himself before he gets a chance to perform, because I’m genuinely not sure there’s a therapist qualified enough to get me through that nightmare.

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