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Chet Hanks Launches Into Bizarre Joker Impersonation After Being Asked About His Fitness App

Charisa Bossinakis

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Chet Hanks Launches Into Bizarre Joker Impersonation After Being Asked About His Fitness App

Chet Hanks gave a wild imitation of Heath Ledger’s Joker character during an interview that had nothing to do with The Dark Knight.

The son of beloved actor Tom Hanks appeared on the late-night talk show Ziwe, hosted by comedian Ziwe Fumudoh.

During a segment about his fitness app, the controversial rapper took a moment to channel his inner Clown Prince of Crime.

Look, it’s safe to say he did not inherit his father’s incredible acting chops.


When asked about plans for his fitness app, the rapper responded: “I don’t really have any plans; I’m like the Joker.”

Hanks then slipped into his best version of Heath Ledger's infamous role and began twitching and tensing while saying: “I’m like a dog chasing cars; I wouldn’t know what to do with it if I got it.”

Ziwe looked pretty spooked by the random lines, but that didn't deter Hanks. He continued: “Oh Batman, you complete me.


“My father was a drinker and a fiend.”

The 31-year-old bizarrely concluded his impersonation: “Yeah, R.I.P Heath, G.O.A.T.”

Ziwe, like all of us, was literally speechless by the Joker impersonation and the crew was heard cracking up in fits of laughter.

Hanks then jumped into a Denzel Washington impersonation from the film American Gangster while reciting the lines: “They tried to kill my wife.”


The host interrupted him and told him not ‘impersonate black men’.

She added: “Did you ever feel like you’re decimating black people when you do s**t like that?”

Hanks took a big sip from his water bottle and said: “Not at all.”

“Not at all? You feel like you’re honouring them?” Ziwe replied.


Hanks defended this query, saying: “I don’t feel like I’m doing anything. I feel like I’m just doing an impression.”

But this wasn’t the first time Ziwe called out Tom Hanks’ son.

The talk-show host also asked Hanks if he felt the need to apologise to any marginalised communities, especially the patois community, after videos surfaced of him mimicking their accent.


Hanks shook his head before saying: “Nah.”

He added: “I don't think I’ve done anything truly offensive.”

A visibly stunned Ziwe then asked: “You don’t see it as cultural appropriation? You see it as a celebration of culture? And like social justice warriors can like go kick rocks.”

“Yeah,” he said. 

Hanks then added: “I 100 per cent agree. Social justice warriors can kick rocks.”

Ahh, Tom Hanks graced us with Cast Away, The Green Mile and Saving Private Ryan; meanwhile, Chet gave us ‘White Boy Summer’ (big sigh).

Featured Image Credit: SHOWTIME/Ziwe

Topics: Celebrity, TV and Film, Batman, Tom Hanks

Charisa Bossinakis
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