Hannibal Buress Sends Lookalike To ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Premiere

It seems Spider-Man isn’t the only one with tricks up his sleeve.

Hannibal Buress pulled a memorable stunt at the premiere of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” on Wednesday and he didn’t even have to show up to do it.

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Buress, who stars in the movie as Coach Wilson, tweeted out on Wednesday that he was in need of a lookalike who has solid comedic timing. The lookalike was needed that night and would receive $500 for his efforts. The tweets have since been deleted but Buress found what he was looking for.

Later that day at the premiere, a man claiming to be Hannibal Buress walked the red carpet. Buress tweeted out a picture of his lookalike at the premiere and told fans to check out the movie coming out on July 8.


Buress then corrected himself with a follow-up tweet:

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After some social media sleuthing, it appears the lookalike’s name is Joe Carroll. He posted several pictures from the red carpet and it looks like he had a great time. According to this post, Carroll is an author, screenwriter, director, and actor from Nashville.


Buress hasn’t commented on the stunt yet but did share a screencap of the following headline:


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