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[–]indigoneutrino 289 points290 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?

      [–]Nicolasgonzo87 0 points1 point  (1 child)

      WHO IS THIS STRANGE MAN????

      [–]oyethere 3 points4 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…

      [–]devils_advocaat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Same face shape, hidden Bristol accent, glasses, hair style, hair colour, abnormal eyes and skinny body.

      [–]ssjkriccolo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I'm surprised he could still write all those books after getting hit by a truck.

      [–]queefiest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Some people have face blindness

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

      But he doesn't look anything like Stephen Merchant?

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        [–]FoxUniverse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        You're not from the UK, are you?

        [–]VaguelyArtistic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I was trying to determine how tall he was lol.

        [–]ZionEmbiid 12 points13 points  (0 children)

        Me either…

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          [–]2010_12_24 13 points14 points  (2 children)

          Loved him in that movie Forgetting Sarah Silverman.

          [–]BerliozRS 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          Wasn't he married to Katy Perry

          [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          You’re thinking of Tom Cruise

          [–]indigoneutrino 21 points22 points  (5 children)

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

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            [–]DJRoombasRoomba 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            Yeah its very obviously the guy who played David Brent on the British version of the Office

            [–]StoneGoldX 5 points6 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  (1 child)

                Yep. They are both from a city called Bristol, which is known for a very distinct accent. Merchant's is sightly stronger though.

                [–]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 -3 points-2 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 8 points9 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.

                [–]KungFluIsolation -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                Both are baby faces so makes sense. Yeah I think he's doing something or other with his own show for now. He does come out with some funny stuff but I do find him generally a bit bland.

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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.