“New Girl” and “Spider-Verse” star Jake Johnson may be handing out free advice on his topic new podcastBut if he starts tipping you at a bar, be careful – there’s a doppelganger on the loose.
Johnson posted on Instagram Thursday a DM he received from a fan, with the social media handle Iona Grace, who thanked him for “all the advice” and said they looked forward to seeing him at the ” Rainfest”. When Johnson didn’t know what that was, the matter was over.
“Didn’t we meet you in Edinburgh?” asked Iona. “No,” Johnson replied succinctly.
Iona then sent a photo with the copycat, saying it was “so disappointing” and that they were “convinced all night.”
What advice did “Fake Jake” — as Johnson called him in a later Instagram story — give? “Just so much about life!”
You can see the whole hilarious exchange in the post below.
But the story isn’t over yet, as Johnson hopes both parties will join him on his podcast.
“There seems to be a false self giving life advice in bars,” Johnson said in the post. “The only bad advice I give is on my podcast ‘We’re Here To Help.'” I’ll try to attract Iona [the] Podcast to hear what advice Fake Jake gave. Whoever this guy is, you should come too. Let’s hear what was said.”
Comments immediately poured in from former co-stars, friends and fans, including his “New Girl” co-star and recent podcast guest Zooey Deschanel, who said, “I love this so much.”
“’Just so much about life’” 😂 I need to know,” “Yellowjackets” star Melanie Lynskey replied.
“This may be my favorite Instagram content ever!” “Schitt’s Creek” star Emily Hamshire said.
There were also numerous references to New Girl in the comments, although fans seem to disagree about which Alt Nick character is responsible. “Was he a nutmeg wholesaler by any chance?” asked one commentator. “That must be future Nick,” one said. “This is Julius Pepperwood,” replied another.
We may never know who “Fake Jake” really is, but if you want to hear the real Jake give Johnson advice, you can listen to his podcast “We’re Here to Help” with co-host Gareth Reynolds.