Two German comedians, Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, took a rather untraditional approach to win a Goldene Kamera Award for their TV show Circus Halli Galli.
By “untraditional,” we mean setting up a fake PR agency and faking an appearance from Ryan Gosling in exchange for an award!
The comedic duo pulled off the hilarious prank by telling production that the La La Land star was in town for a commercial shoot and would drop by if he gets an award.
And since they didn’t have access to the real deal, the comedians hired a Gosling lookalike from Munich named Ludwig Lehner (above) — who doesn’t even look that much like the beloved actor.
On March 4th, the pranksters sent faux Gosling with a phony entourage to Hamburg for the show. The team managed to get him in and collect his award on stage, where he dedicated the prize to Winterscheidt and Heufer-Umlauf. Bravo, fellas!
At least they didn’t read the wrong envelope! Ha!
Watch the videos (below) to see the planning and flawless execution of this hilarious prank (click on the Closed Captions for subtitles)!