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Hannibal Buress Isn’t Famous Enough to be Recognized

Comedian Hannibal Buress has made jokes before about how obscure he is. I guess now he’s also sort of got himself to blame.

As one of the actors in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, Buress was expected to show up to the premiere. I guess he was busy that night, or maybe he just didn’t like his role as a gym teacher in the movie. He put out a call for “a lookalike with solid comedic timing for an event tonight” and offered them $500.

This is Hollywood we’re talking about, so Buress had no problem finding a willing faker. The chosen doppelganger was screenwriter and actor Joe Carroll. Carroll was happy to Instagram his misadventure.

And here I was thinking that Carroll doesn’t look much like Burress at all. Looks like that’s what they were counting on, because Carroll hashtagged his post with a #weAllLookAlikeRight? I’m glad it’s not just me.

Also, what gives Hannibal? I hear the movie is pretty good. Why’d you skip it?

Maybe he was too busy touring around reminding everyone that Bill Cosby is still a scumbag rapist.

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