60 Second Laughs: Comedians on TikTok
The snappy format of TikTok is perfect for sharing comedic content, and some comedians are making the most of their minute.
By Anabelle Vo
TikTok, while a relatively young social media platform, is quickly expanding and evolving. In particular, the worldwide quarantine has led to a huge rise in the number of people looking for an outlet to stave off their boredom, and TikTok’s format is perfect for a quick laugh.
Many comedians and content producers have found a way to take advantage of this expanding social media platform for their work. Here are some channels that we think are worth a follow.
A former aerospace engineer, Anwar’s career change seems to have worked out swimmingly, as he’s appeared on a number of late night shows and movies. On TikTok, he’s consistently producing funny or relatable content that’s earned thousands of views and followers. His quarantine content, in particular, has been outrageous.
The veteran comedian has conquered movies, TV, podcasts, and now TikTok. Her Netflix special Can I Touch It? introduced us to her customized sex robot Bearclaw, created in her image. Bearclaw is now a regular guest star on her TikTok videos. Her channel is a mixture of bits from her stand-up and off-the-cuff content and definitely keeps us on our toes.
Morril is a New York based comedian who got his start as an intern on the Colbert Report, and has made multiple appearances on late night shows. He also has 2 Comedy Central specials under his belt. Morril’s defined by a nonchalant, observational style of comedy, and his jokes cover a range of topics, from relationships to strange human behaviors.
Sundquist is a Paralympian and author who lost his leg to cancer, and he’s known for his humorous observations about living with a disability. He began his public speaking career as a motivational speaker, and his snappy wit manages to capture his struggles in a way that’s astutely funny.
Tomlinson got her start doing comedy in a church. She’s certainly graduated from those humble beginnings to appearing on Comedy Central, becoming a finalist on Last Comic Standing, and a Netflix special. She offers cynical observations about modern human relationships that belies her young age and have you snorting along. Her TikTok is a mixture of stand-up highlights as well as her quarantine collaborations with her boyfriend, Sam Morril.
If you’re looking for highlights from your favorite comedians, this channel is the first place to check out. The channel features newer content as well as some classic bits from your favorites like Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, and Tiffany Haddish. From raunchy to insightful, this channel features the best of Comedy Central’s stand-up and will have you belly-laughing in no time.