One is slim, clean cut and usually serious.
The other is slightly rotund, often disheveled and known worldwide as a political prankster.
One is aiming to become the leader of an Australian territory home to 420,000 people.
The other is the Prime Minister of 66.5 million people.
There are few immediate similarities between Canberra Liberals leader Alistair Coe and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, aside from their conservative political leanings.
Except, it would seem, when it comes to campaign tactics.
In a quest to boost Coe's low profile in the days leading up to the ACT election, the Liberals' campaign team appear to have taken more than a little inspiration from BoJo's headline-grabbing antics.
Remember that image of Alistair Coe dancing around the boxing ring on Sunday afternoon, throwing punches best described as light pats with gloves brandishing the words "lower taxes, better services"?
It looked mightily similar to a stunt Boris Johnson pulled during last year's general election campaign, when he appeared in the ring wearing blue "Get Brexit Done" gloves.
It doesn't stop there.
When Coe and deputy leader Nicole Lawder donned hard hats on Thursday morning and "smashed" a wall of boxes bearing the words "Co$t of living", who among you had flashbacks to Boris Johnson driving his "Get Brexit Done" digger through a foam wall?
I can't be the only one.
But wait, there's more.
Cast your mind back to Coe and Lawder a few weeks back in a Wanniassa bakery, when the pair wore "lower taxes, better services" aprons as they baked apple pies while talking up plans to grow the ACT's revenue pie.
That was novel, right?
Boris Johnson showed off his pie-making proficiency on the final day of UK general election campaign. Granted, his "Get Brexit Done" apron was white, not black.
So why are the Canberra Liberals channeling a man sometimes described as BoJo the clown?
For one, Johnson's stunts grab attention. And after a year in which he's been struggling for air time, Coe can probably do with all the attention he can get.
Of course it isn't always a case of any publicity is good publicity. Videos of Coe "smashing" the wall of boxes were shared widely on social media on Thursday, prompting virtual howls of laughter and ridicule.
There might be another reason why BoJo has been such an inspiration.
The man in charge of the Canberra Liberals' campaign, Josh Manuatu, spent time working with Johnson's election team in late 2019.
There's still one day left of the ACT campaign. That means time for one more stunt.
Might we see Coe on a zip wire?