LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Hannibal Buress pranked Wednesday night’s premiere of “Spider-man: Homecoming” by sending a lookalike in his place.
Buress posted a screenshot of his impostor doing an interview for a red carpet livestream. He later tweeted an article on the prank with the note, “It’s called extreme FOMO.” FOMO is online slang for “fear of missing out.”
An author named Joe Carroll has identified himself on Instagram as Burress’ stand-in, writing that Buress told him to “crash the red carpet since he couldn’t make it.”
Entertainment Weekly reports Buress tweeted earlier Wednesday an offer of $500 for a lookalike to attend an event in his place.
Buress’ representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Marvel Entertainment was quick to remove Carroll’s red carpet interview as Buress from its YouTube page.
Buress plays a high school coach in the Spider-man reboot that opens July 7.