Sometimes, you're just so busy you have to send a look-alike to events in your place.
Well, you do if you're Hannibal Buress. The "Spider-Man: Homecoming" actor missed the film's premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday night, but thanks to the powers of the internet, he was able to find a look-alike to send in his place. After offering up $500 for the gig on Twitter, Buress connected with Joe Carroll, a Nashville man who was ready to impersonate the comedian on the red carpet.
The two shared photos of the stunt on social media, and naturally, people thought it was hilarious. Buress played up the joke, tweeting a picture of Carroll and writing, "I'm out here at the @SpiderManMovie premiere. In theaters July 8th."
— Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) June 29, 2017
Carroll posted a photo on Instagram that evening, explaining that when Buress "hits you up and tells you to crash the red carpet since he couldn't make it.... You crash the damn red carpet."
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. PS: my driver will NOT STFU.... #standIn #bodyDouble #whichIsWhich #partyCrasher #redcarpet #weAllLookAlikeRight?
Better still was footage of Carroll successfully pulling off his Buress impression, talking about playing Coach Wilson while being interviewed at the event.
The people of Twitter loved it, as they quickly made very clear.
Hannibal Buress sent a guy that looks literally nothing like him to take his place at the Spider Man premier. God, I love Hannibal. pic.twitter.com/GQFAbcgQEB
— Steve French (@JonMBrenner) June 29, 2017
— Easemon (@JustinVegaa) June 29, 2017
Hannibal Buress getting some random dude to go to the Spider Man premiere as him is literally some next level shit pic.twitter.com/vA82EhbkBj
— Jalen Jenkins (@Convikt_Musik) June 29, 2017
Can't get enough of watching journalists interviewing Fake @HannibalBuress at the Spidey premiere, please send all the vids my way thx
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) June 29, 2017
YO HANNIBAL BURESS GOT A 'LOOKALIKE' TO GO TO THE SPIDERMAN HOMECOMING PREMIERE FOR HIM I'M DEAAAAAAAD pic.twitter.com/8Aa2d5gOii
— ray volpe (@rayvolpe) June 29, 2017
It looks like Buress may have drawn more attention to the movie with his absence than he would have with his presence. Impressive, right?
[via: Twitter; Instagram]
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