Serious David Cameron tweet triggers hilarious online reaction

Photos from David Cameron and Rob Delaney's tweets. (Twitter)

Photos from David Cameron and Rob Delaney's tweets. (Twitter)

John Matisz, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:29 PM ET

The unstable situation in Ukraine is no joke.

But making light of life's serious matters is what comedians do. It's part of their appeal as entertainers.

On Wednesday, renowned funny guy Rob Delaney, who doubles as a Twitter celebrity, jumped at the chance to poke fun at U.K. prime minister David Cameron's serious -- albeit mock-worthy -- tweet about calling U.S. president Barack Obama to chat about Russia's actions in embattled Ukraine.

Here's Cameron post to the social media site, which included a photo of him looking stoic:

Delaney couldn't resist posting a parody of Cameron's tweet. He substituted a tube of toothpaste for a phone:

Actor Patrick Stewart, of Star Trek and X-Men fame, piled on. In response to Delaney, he picked up his own phone -- a Wet Ones container -- to join the make-believe conference call:

As the internet usually does in these situations, memes popped up by the dozen.

A sampling of the best from Twitter hashtag #davecalls:


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