Jimmy Kimmel has been doing a pretty convincing impression of Karl Malone for decades, but it took scientists with real-time face mapping software and a digital overlay to really nail the execution.
Dr. Matthias Niessner from Stanford brought the technology in to show how they’re able to faithfully (if slightly out of audio sync) recreate the face of a celebrity from less than a minute of interview video from YouTube.
That’s pretty incredible, considering there probably aren’t any celebrities who haven’t given 20 seconds of interview to a camera in their lives.
Of course the best way to demonstrate this was to have comedians use it to do impressions.
And the best comedian at impressions working today may be Bill Hader.
Take a look: