13 TikTok comedians who get it right every time

Prepare to go down a rabbit hole of hilarity.

Screenshots via Tik Tok (@brittany_broski, @dreaknowsbest, @adamw)

TikTok isn’t just the domain of viral dance challenges.

The app is fertile ground for comedians who leverage the platform’s short, snappy video format to make all sorts of weird and hilarious content. What’s especially exciting is that, until recently, most of the funny people going viral with large TikTok followings were totally unknown — the app is somewhat democratizing being discovered.

Here’s a roundup of the best accounts to follow for funny TikTok videos, to inject some levity into your feed:

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Robyn Schall (@robynschallcomic)

Schall went viral in 2020 with her hilarious and highly relatable, “My 2020 goal list is trolling me,” video. Since then, the comedian has appeared on shows like The Drew Barrymore Show and That Damn Michael Che, while continuing to post TikToks. Check out her take on Kim Kardashian’s morning routine and her attempts to recreate incredible feats by strong women — her combination of physical comedy, wit, and infectious laugh makes Schall endlessly watchable.

TikTok/@robynschallcomic

Parker Kit Hill (@parkerkithill)

Hill, who I’ve long followed on Instagram, was the first creator I searched when I got TikTok. I’m endlessly delighted by his goofy, often very leggy, antics. (Hill is represented by IMG Models and can rock a “lewk” as well as Naomi Campbell or Billy Porter.) Look out for the TikTok of him and Lizzo washing their hands together; it’s iconic.

TikTok/@parkerkithill

Adrian Bliss (@adrianbliss)

Before TikTok, Bliss was a fairly well-known British YouTuber — but that was nothing compared to his current TikTok fame. Bliss is a one-man comedy troupe, creating sketches complete with extensive costumes, green screen backdrops, and multiple characters. His witty, deadpan videos — in which he plays everything from a shrimp on Noah’s Ark to a sperm that’s lost its way — have all been viewed more than 1 million times.

TikTok/@adrianbliss

Brittany Broski (@brittany_broski)

Broski first went viral as “kombucha girl,” when a clip of her taste-testing the fizzy, fermented drink became a meme on “gay Twitter.” Her sudden TikTok fame last summer actually got her fired from her job working in trust and investment services at a bank. Within a month, she packed up her life and moved to LA. We love to see it!

TikTok/@brittany_broski

Karan Menon (@thekaranmenon)

Menon has amassed a TikTok following of more than 300,000 people with his satirical videos that address a span of social justice issues. Some of his most popular TikToks explain the 2021 Indian farmers protest. qualified immunity for police, and COVID vaccine apartheid in a way that’s both humorous and eye-opening.

TikTok/@thekaranmenon

Reggie Couz (@officialreggiecouz)

Reggie Couz is a one-man improv troupe, churning out snappy comedy sketches where he plays all the parts. Look out for his recurring father-son scenes and a Tik Tok where Couz vastly improves a Geico commercial.

TikTok/@officialreggiecouz

Drea German (@dreaknowsbest)

With more than five million followers, Drea Knows Best has become a sketch comedy phenomenon on Tik Tok, beloved for her relatable comedy rooted in the absurdity of everyday life. A personal favorite is a recent prank she played on her brother. Timeless!

TikTok/@dreaknowsbest

Ricky Chainz (@therickychainz)

Aussie comic Ricky Chainz epitomizes dad humor — but in a way that manages to be pretty adorable and not-at-all square. Bonus: lots of his Tik Toks feature his extremely cute kids.

TikTok/@therickychainz

Sarah Cooper (@whatchugotforme)

Cooper became Tik Tok’s most famous Trump impersonator after her video, “How to Medical,” in which she lip syncs the (now former) president’s infamous musings about eradicating coronavirus with UV light, went massively viral. Since Trump’s election loss, Cooper has moved on to other mediums (like TV, with a show on Netflix), but her backlog of TikToks can keep you entertained for days.

TikTok/@whatchugotforme

Meggie Foster (@meggiefoster)

Foster is basically the British version of Sarah Cooper. She got noticed for her “Bedtime with Boris” video, where she dubbed audio of Boris Johnson reading George Orwell’s 1984 to Theresa May. A personal favorite is a skit where Foster played BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty, who cut her own hair in quarantine to somewhat disastrous results.

TikTok/@meggiefoster

Kylen (@k_the_1)

Jeff the fish is depressed. “I don’t feel like swimming no more, man,” he laments to his buddy, another fish. “Don’t be thinking like that, man. We have to swim! We’re fish!” the ensuing pep talk begins. It’s a simple, genius sketch, with all roles played by one dude: Kylen. And it’s been viewed more than 22 million times. Kylen has lots more animal comedy where that came from: He’s dramatized the lives of spiders, mosquitos, and kangaroos, too.

TikTok/@k_the_1

Josh Alfred (@realjosh2funny)

Say hello to TikTok’s resident pun-master. Alfred started the #dontleaveme challenge when he posted a video of himself standing on a leaf and quipping, “I’m on leave.” It sounds silly, but the ensuing pun parade Alfred inspired on TikTok is pretty delightful.

TikTok/@realjosh2funny

Adam Waheed (@adamw)

Adam Waheed was a struggling comedian when he moved from Texas to Los Angeles five years ago. Now he’s one of TikTok’s most high-profile funny guys, with an audience of more than 15 million fans gobbling up his highly-edited slapstick comedy.

TikTok/@adamw