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Man jetskis across Manhattan’s East River dressed as the Joker

Just another day in Gotham City! Jet skier dressed as the Joker surprises onlookers as he cruises across Manhattan’s East River

  • A man dressed as the villainous Joker took to the waves on a jet ski on New York’s East River this weekend
  • The unidentified man surprised onlookers with costume and daredevil performance on Sunday 
  • Despite getting wet, his costume evoking Heath Ledger’s portrayal of Batman in the 2008 film The Dark Knight, held up well 
  • Surprised onlookers were impressed to film the Joker show off across the waves on a beautiful and hot summer day, in footage posted on Twitterr

A man dressed as the villainous Joker took to the waves on a jet ski on New York’s East River this weekend.

A witness, named Krissy on Twitter, filmed Batman’s archenemy cutting through the waves on Sunday, dressed in white and green clown makeup and a purple long coat – in homage to Heath Ledger’s Joker in the 2008 film The Dark Knight.

‘What the hell?’ a stunned onlooker proclaimed in the footage.

The video shows the Joker riding past the rocky shore in New York City’s Dumbo area, grinning to his audience of passersby.

A man dressed as the villainous Joker (picture) took to the waves on a jet ski on New York’s East River this weekend, surprising onlookers with his amazingly precise costume and daredevil performance

The man dressed as the Joker is pictured in footage taken of his performance, approaching the Brooklyn side of the East River

The man dressed as the Joker is pictured in footage taken of his performance, approaching the Brooklyn side of the East River

The unidentified man's appeared on a red jet ski in white and green clown makeup and the Joker's signature purple coat. Despite getting wet, the costume held up well, as it appeared in the footage taken by onlookers

The unidentified man’s appeared on a red jet ski in white and green clown makeup and the Joker’s signature purple coat. Despite getting wet, the costume held up well, as it appeared in the footage taken by onlookers

The joker then turned the jet ski left and skipped across the waves with the FDR Drive and Lower Manhattan, his make up and hair remaining impressively intact despite the water spray. 

A Twitter user named Krissy retweeted the footage saying, ‘New York is a strange place man. I think I saw The Joker on water today.’

It also wasn’t the first time someone dressed as the Joker had pulled off the summertime stunt. 

The footage later shows the Joker turning the Jet ski towards the Brooklyn Bridge

The footage later shows the Joker turning the Jet ski towards the Brooklyn Bridge

The man dressed as the Joker is pictured as his jet ski zipped across the waves with Manhattan serving as the backdrop for Gotham City - at least for those who wanted to imagine it was

The man dressed as the Joker is pictured as his jet ski zipped across the waves with Manhattan serving as the backdrop for Gotham City – at least for those who wanted to imagine it was

Another image shows the man dressed as the Joker getting some air action across the water

Another image shows the man dressed as the Joker getting some air action across the water

A man was captured in the same makeup and garb in footage posted by Twitter user WhatisNewYork in August 2019. 

More recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg drew comparisons to the Joker when he appeared white faced while riding an electric surfboard while vacationing in Hawaii. 

Zuckerberg, however, was apparently wearing a lot of sun screen and not trying to do his own version of the villain’s look. 

Twitter users also dubbed him the ‘mime surfer’ and suggested he had been taking fashion tips  not only from the Joker, but Mrs Doubtfire, a moon and even a lizard. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk