Actually, the press conference guy is a comedian on Jimmy Kimmel’s show who has done several of these press conference stunts.
Sad but inspiring.
Ed from Tasty Popsicle notes in the comments:
I canâ€™t believe I learn about this from your website of all places. I had the great pleasure of taking one of Professor Randy Pauschâ€™s classes at Carnegie Mellon University in 1998. Building 3D Virtual Worlds brought students from the arts, humanities, and computer science departments together to collaboratively work on building 3D virtual worlds. It was the best class I took while I was there from 1995-1999 earning my BFA.
His work at Disneyâ€™s Imagineering and work on the development of Alice will have a lasting impact far after his time here with us.