And the Oscar goes to… Gary from Chicago


When Jimmy Kimmel brought in a tour bus full of smartphone-wielding tourists for a “surprise” Sunday night, who knew Gary from Chicago would become a meme. 

Kimmel’s “celebrity zoo” segment went on a little too long, but it produced an instant star, who walked into the surprise phone-first. 

Denzel was somehow involved in marrying Gary and his fiancee, Vicky. 

She was having a great time. 

The meme fame came fast. 

We’re guessing we’ll see more of Gary next week. 

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.