A whole lot Moore of Johnny!

Undated handout image issued by the National Portrait Gallery of Johnny Vegas as Demi Moore by Karl J. Kaul, as part of a display charting 70 years of British comedy heroes at the National Gallery, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday September 21, 2011. See PA story SHOWBIZ Vegas . Photo credit should read: Karl J. Kaul'/National Portrait Gallery London/PA Wire ''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.'Further - This image is supplied for one time use only and must not be stored on a data-base. This image must not be cropped or over-laid with text, or used for front/back covers, full page reproductions, or on any homepage without prior written permission from the National Portrait Gallery, London. This image can be used on websites only if the image
Undated handout image issued by the National Portrait Gallery of Johnny Vegas as Demi Moore by Karl J. Kaul, as part of a display charting 70 years of British comedy heroes at the National Gallery, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday September 21, 2011. See PA story SHOWBIZ Vegas . Photo credit should read: Karl J. Kaul'/National Portrait Gallery London/PA Wire ''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.'Further - This image is supplied for one time use only and must not be stored on a data-base. This image must not be cropped or over-laid with text, or used for front/back covers, full page reproductions, or on any homepage without prior written permission from the National Portrait Gallery, London. This image can be used on websites only if the image

HERE’S Johnny Vegas as you’ve never seen him before - stripping naked to mimic Demi Moore’s famous magazine pose.

The photograph of the St Helens funnyman has been picked to hang on the wall of the National Potrait Gallery.

It’s all part of a new exhibition on Britain’s best comedians and features snaps of Johhny, Matt Lucas, and Jimmy Carr among others.

More than 50 photographic portraits of comedians from the 1940s to the present day have gone on display at the London gallery.

Vegas was photographed, mimicking Moore’s 1991 naked while pregnant pose by Annie Leibovitz for the cover of Vanity Fair, by Karl J Kaul.

The display includes the likes of Kenneth Horne, Eric Sykes, Tony Hancock, Sid James, Spike Milligan, Catherine Tate and Ricky Gervais.

It’s not the first Jonny has mimicked Hollywood star Demi. He regularly immitates the famous pottery scene from her film Ghost during his live shows, bringing baffled audience members on stages and press-ganging them into playing the part of Patrick Swazye while Johnny models clay in the fashion of Moore’s character, Molly.

n Comedians: From The 1940s To Now runs to January 2 at the National Portrait Gallery.