Yesterday as I was perusing Twitter I came across a couple of odd tweets by Hannibal Buress. In them he was asking his Twitter followers if they knew of anyone who looked like him that had “solid comedic timing for an event tonight.” I really didn’t give them much thought, other than that they were curious. Little did I know what he actually had in store.
What he had in store, as it turned out, was that he was looking for someone to pretend to be him at the Spider-Man: Homecoming premiere. Why? I actually have no idea. And really, it doesn’t matter because, lo and behold, it worked!
Not only did it work, it worked AMAZINGLY well. Not only were fans fooled, but the media was as well.
Buress, who plays Coach Wilson in the movie, even tweeted about how he was “out here” at the premiere…
So who WAS this guy pretending to be Hannibal Buress on the Spider-Man: Homecoming red carpet (and doing so well at it)?
Turns out it was a man named Joe Carroll from Los Angeles who ALSO documented his red carpet appearance on social media.
“When @hannibalburess hits you up and tells you to crash the red carpet since he couldn’t make it….You crash the damn red carpet,” wrote Carroll. “PS: my driver will NOT STFU…. #standIn #bodyDouble #whichIsWhich #partyCrasher #redcarpet #weAllLookAlikeRight?”