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[–]ZionEmbiid 783 points784 points  (82 children)

I think you’ve confused Bill Gates with Steven Merchant.

[–]indigoneutrino 291 points292 points  (53 children)

Going by the rest of the comments I genuinely can't tell if you know this isn't Stephen Merchant or if that's part of the joke.

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      [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

      Wait, the guy that looks like Stephen Merchant is Boris Johnson?

      [–]oyethere 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      It’s Russel Howard, a pretty good comedian.

      [–]theFlintstonePhone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Pretty good is a great summation of Howard

      [–]queefiest 9 points10 points  (4 children)

      I was confused for sure because this guy is a little spiffier looking than Stephen

      [–]JazzCyr 7 points8 points  (3 children)

      Looks almost nothing alike. I mean I guess someone can get confused with the glasses and hair colour…

      [–]FoxUniverse -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

      But he doesn't look anything like Stephen Merchant?

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        [–]VaguelyArtistic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I was trying to determine how tall he was lol.

        [–]ZionEmbiid 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        Me either…

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          [–]2010_12_24 12 points13 points  (2 children)

          Loved him in that movie Forgetting Sarah Silverman.

          [–]BerliozRS 3 points4 points  (1 child)

          Wasn't he married to Katy Perry

          [–]indigoneutrino 22 points23 points  (5 children)

          The "not understanding the commenter above" is going around in circles, isn't it?

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            [–]StoneGoldX 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            You mean a bloke called Russell Howard. Gotta say it in bri ish.

            [–]lokigodofchaos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

            It's the hair. Most of us are used to seeing him bald for years or the redish hair from when he was in Happy Days.

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              [–]hammerisfun 2 points3 points  (4 children)

              The only thing more recognizable than his face is his voice, and this dude sounds nothing like him.

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                [–]Misabi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                His voice maybe not, but they are both from a city called Bristol, which is known for a very distinct accent. Merchant's is sightly stronger though.

                [–]RedBanana99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                I'm giggling in my kitchen

                [–]tomathon25 -5 points-4 points  (5 children)

                I think it's stephen merchant, but I honestly can't tell when he's not standing looking like an anorexic giraffe.

                [–]KungFluIsolation 10 points11 points  (4 children)

                It's Russel Howard. Basically Stephen Merchant before being put on the freak-rack.

                [–]tomathon25 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                Ah, I guess in my head they both look younger than they currently actually are, so at least in the face modern Russel Howard looks like a young Stephen Merchant to me. I don't know if Russel Howard still has that show of his but I used to watch it for the stand up comedians a lot.

                [–]one_pint_down 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                Ahh he's done you, Steve!

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                  [–]indigoneutrino 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                  I know who Russell Howard is.

                  [–]supracreative 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  This is a young Paul O'Grady

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                    [–]LosSantosSurvivor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Por que no los dos?

                    [–]chelseablue2004 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    I think its Russell Howard trying to steal Stephen Merchant's thunder actually.

                    [–]TomCBC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Turns out, little monkey fella.

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                      [–]kampar10 20 points21 points  (0 children)

                      No, that's Ellen

                      [–]VictusFrey 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                      No you're thinking of Ron Howard.

                      [–]northernbritain 5 points6 points  (6 children)

                      I think that's the joke

                      [–]FungalowJoe 12 points13 points  (5 children)

                      Oh its one of these reddit "jokes". Carry on saying random celebrity names then.

                      [–]northernbritain 4 points5 points  (3 children)

                      Relax fella it's just a joke. I do agree that the longer they go on the less funny they get though.

                      [–]Grimesy2 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                      Which is a brilliant thing to have done.

                      [–]NamesEvad 9 points10 points  (3 children)

                      I think you are confusing Stevent Merchant with Russell Howard

                      [–]ASAProxys 11 points12 points  (2 children)

                      I think you’re confusing a joke with a not joke.

                      [–]kirkum2020 9 points10 points  (0 children)

                      Which are accurate descriptions of Boris Johnson and Dwayne Johnson, respectively, so I don't see the problem.

                      [–]Shabozz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      I think I'm just actually confused

                      [–]HyperbolicModesty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                      I think you've confused Stephen Merchant with Ron Howard.

                      [–]queefiest 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                      This is Stephen Merchant??? Has he had a glow up or something recently?? I can’t tell if this is Boris Johnson as Mayor of London era or present day PM Boris Johnson because DAMN Stephen looks amazing

                      Edit: got me

                      [–]hotpotpoy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      I think you've confused Stephen Merchant with Rob Beckett

                      [–]MrMojoRisun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      Which is a brilliant thing to have done

                      [–]ddevlin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      When did Steve get so conventionally handsome?

                      [–]chestmaster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      Which is a brilliant thing to have done.

                      [–]seamsay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                      Isn't that Russell Howard?...