Pi-Rat on 'The Masked Singer' Isn't Afraid of a Challenge — Who Is He? (SPOILERS)

Who is under the Pi-Rat mask on 'The Masked Singer'? Fans are having a tough time deciding who's under this mask, so let's investigate.


Sep. 28 2022, Updated 8:45 p.m. ET

Pi-Rat, 'The Masked Singer'
Source: FOX

Season 8 of The Masked Singer may have changed the format a little, but the competition is still fierce. The show features a panel of judges attempting to unmask celebrities wearing colorful disguises. Season 8 in particular has a brand-new set of rules and fun themed nights.

Leading up to the Sept. 28 episode, the subject of fan scrutiny was the Pi-Rat, whose costume seemed to be the amalgamation of a pirate and a rat. Who is the Pi-Rat? Let's discuss the clues and our best guesses before revealing the answer!

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Pi-Rat, 'The Masked Singer'
Source: FOX

Pi-Rat on 'The Masked Singer' — The Clues

Leading up to the Sept. 28 episode of The Masked Singer, the only clues fans had been given were from promotional materials for the show and a Mask-Ray clip. Here's what we knew:

  • Performs "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John
  • Mask-Ray reveals a pirate hook
  • Brief verbal spar with Donny Osmond
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Pi-Rat on 'The Masked Singer' — The Guesses

Due to a lack of clues, it was hard to guess who could be under the Pi-Rat mask, but that didn't stop people from trying. The clues led many to believe that actor Kelsey Grammer was the Pi-Rat. The hook clue could have symbolized his role as Captain Hook in the film Finding Neverland.

Kelsey Grammer, Martin Short, and Jeff Dunham
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Kelsey Grammer, Martin Short, and Jeff Dunham

Other popular guesses included:

  • Martin Short
  • Jeff Dunham
  • Johnny Depp
  • Dustin Hoffman

So, who is Pi-Rat on 'The Masked Singer'? The answer is… Jeff Dunham!

On Sept. 28, Pi-Rat was revealed to be stand-up comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham!

Tune in for more exciting and surprising reveals when The Masked Singer airs new episodes on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on FOX!

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