"Anybody know where I can get a hamburger?" he joked.
The quip, delivered with relish by the Talent judge, helped break the ice at the show'd taping at the Planet Hollywood Theater in Las Vegas. And the crowd of show-biz wannabes ate it up, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
It was one of the Hoff's first appearances since the release of a widely publicized video that shows him dressed only in a pair of jeans, lying on the floor of a Vegas hotel and devouring a hamburger while appearing to be a state of extreme intoxication.
The video was shot by his daughter while he was in Las Vegas appearing in The Producers.
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A hearing is set for May 21.
With additional reporting by Ken Lee