In just three years, TikTok has given us a lot of drama. Disputes, deadly challenges, questionable trends and hearings in the United States Congress to try to veto the social network in the country of “liberties”.
So much so that it’s easy to forget that TikTok is also inundated with hilarious, creative and hilarious creators bringing us joyful content.
Rising from the ashes of Vine, best known for bringing the six-second sketch comedy to the web, FunTok’s legacy lives on the app. And one person has set out to remind us.
On June 1, an anonymous Twitter user known as “Mystery” released a six-word tweet that would dominate timelines for days. “What is the funniest TikTok video you have ever seen?” he wrote.
Despite having a modest 1,700 followers, the tweet exploded in popularity, receiving around 15,000 responses and quotes tweeted by people sharing some of the best TikTok comedy we’ve ever seen. Going for 500 million views.
Here are some of the best we’ve found, scientifically ranked according to our criteria.
Dolls that tell a Euphoria-style story
TikToker Thea von Engelbrechten received multiple mentions in the thread for her absurdly hilarious series that follows the wacky imaginary antics of a group of Sylvanian Families dolls who speak internet slang, deal drugs disguised as baby formula, and buy their weapons. on Depop amidst friendship dramas set to vintage pop songs.
Engelbrechten explained that he used the series to highlight some of the real problems young people face in an exaggerated way. “It’s my way of dealing with it and joking about it,” he said. His 2.3 million followers seem to agree.
An alien on Earth on vacation
“My friend had suggested it, you know, we were picking a vacation spot and she was like, ‘Let’s go to Earth,’ and I was like, ‘Earth?!’” says creator flossybaby, playing the role of an alien being interviewed about his experience visiting the human planet.
The viral video, which has received more than 20 million views since it was posted in October 2020, was suggested by Twitter user @sapphosz. Aside from the absurd nature of the alien filter, its sarcastic tone, which mimics that of people interviewed on the news, gives it comic value.
“I promised myself I wasn’t going to cry when I did this interview,” the alien continues, tears welling in his eyes. “But we got there and these people are disgusting. They are the most unpleasant people I have ever met, and I have been to Jupiter, Pluto, Mars…very good people. But the Earth? We were in the trenches.”
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For Twitter user @NomDeGuerre69, it all revolves around a TikTok creator named Tanara Mallory, whose reactions to the app’s weirdest recipes combine sarcastic catchphrases and deadpan humor to delicately mock increasingly wacky food videos.
“I just sarcastically say what everyone else thinks,” Mallory explained at the time. She has managed to amass 3.5 million followers on the app with her comedic videos, which may be inspired by her day job as a production cook at a supermarket.
The creator doesn’t make fun of home cooks who share her recipes, the videos she makes fun of seem designed for trolling, with “tips” like chopping onions without bothering to peel them, stuffing chicken with marshmallows, and staples it shut, just the thing. you always wanted, as Mallory would say.
When your friend goes influencer for no reason
Be an influencer having three followers? It’s all about the classic TikTok influencer move, from filming in his car to a cheery “Hey guys!” and claim that your followers have been asking you for whatever content you are about to give them. In this case, the ultimate cliché: a morning routine.
A Twitter user who goes by the name of @EmmaTolkin reuploaded the mega-viral TikTok, which has received more than 15 million views since it was posted in November 2020 by a user known as Roquey.
The on-screen caption reads “pretending to be an influencer in front of my friend”. The friend in question starts laughing as he announces to the camera that he’s about to share his routine, saying between giggles, “What are you doing?”
Roquey’s uncontrollable laughter and subsequent reactions make the video the comedic gold it is, while also reminding us of the absurdity of some aspects of influencer culture that we probably don’t question enough.
“Do you think I am the owner of Ikea?”
Comedian Scott Seiss, also known as the “Angry Ikea Guy” on TikTok, received a lot of love in the Twitter thread.
His viral TikTok series shows him posing as an Ikea employee, saying out loud what many customer service workers save to rant over after-work drinks about upset shoppers.
Imagining a response to a customer who says he’s going to tell all his friends not to shop there, he says, “Tell them. Do you think I want five others like you running around the store? Call me and I’ll tell you. Do you think you hate this site more than me? I work here, get over that.”
Inspired by his time working at Ikea, Seiss’s videos have resonated with viewers, helping him amass 1.7 million followers, land a role in the movie “Cocaine Bear” (2023) and tour of his comedy show all over the country. A true comic inspiration on TikTok.
If American department stores were TV stars
If you thought the Kardashians were a lot, wait until you see the mean girl drama that unfolds between popular Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s wannabes, and lovable outcasts Dillard’s and JCPenney, at least in the mind of TikToker Perry Goeders. If you’re not American, you won’t understand this.
His TikTok, in which he imagined what a reality show based on department store personalities would look like, was suggested by a Twitter user who said he worked at one of the aforementioned stores.
In comments to the original video, which was posted in June 2022, many said their experiences also matched the vibes given to each store. Goeders has also continued the story, posting several episodes of his department store series. You’re welcome.
Everything is a cake… even your ass
There was a time, not too long ago, when you couldn’t browse social media for more than 30 seconds without seeing a strangely disturbing video of someone cutting up an everyday object to reveal that it was actually a realistic-looking cake.
Long before Netflix caught on with the appeal of this trend and turned it into a baking contest, social media users began reporting that they found the trend disturbing and distorted their sense of reality.
A TikTok user, known as “danbambam”, turned his pie-induced trauma into comedy in a video highlighted by Twitter user @imsorryrumhammm.
Set to eerie horror movie music, the video shows the creator growing distraught as he watches on a screen as someone cuts up household items like toilet paper and an onion, revealing them to be cakes. As the music increases, paranoia sets in for the creator, who begins to suspect that everything around him is cake, only to discover that he himself is a baked good, and proceeds to eat himself.
The video combines black humor and hyperbole with a very close level of anguish. The uneasy feeling you get when watching bait-and-switch videos isn’t just comedy, it has deep psychological roots.
Zach King’s Harry Potter Illusion
The most viewed video on TikTok is none other than Zach King, where he jokingly says that he was rejected by Hogwarts when he found a lizard on his way.
Zach King is one of the most followed TikToker has more than 75 million followers. This guy has 4 spots in the top 10 most viewed TikToks of all time which is a rare feat for any TikToker.
How to roll down a window with long hair
Once again, Khaby is here to teach you one simple, yet useful thing that could save your wife from a hair killer.
In this video, Khaby says not to panic when your hair gets caught in your car windows and simply rolling them down will fix your problem. This video has gotten just over 300 million views on TikTok. Yes, it’s a prank video.
You don’t remember anything, forget it
Will Smith is a big name in Hollywood as he is one of the most popular actors worldwide and has a huge following on social media. On TikTok alone, the actor has more than 73 million followers, which gives an idea of the popularity of this man.
In this short clip, he is cleaning mirrors, but suddenly his character from the Men in Black movie appears and he is in shock for a while. This Smith video has gotten almost 20 million “likes” and has been shared by more than 200,000 people, which I would say are crazy numbers.
The world’s largest toothpaste experiment
Experiments are fun, and Nick Uhas loves to do lots of science experiments that you may not have seen before. In this video, he shares the world’s largest elephant toothpaste with over 266 million views and close to 19 million likes.
Even though this video was posted in 2019 it is still one of the most viewed videos on TikTok today. Nich Uhas is one of the top TikTokers in the world and has a huge following with 7.3 million views.
I didn’t take anything!
Again a calming video song with a twist by Noelgoescrazy. He makes it look like he’s stealing someone’s phone and starts dancing to this song which has gotten him around 265 million views with 8.7 million views.
Noelgoescrazy has a huge following on TikTok with over 28 million followers, mostly posting entertaining and funny videos.
When kindness floods the streets
Itsnasersaleh notices someone watching from outside a restaurant and invites him to come over to give him some food and drink. The person was very happy to receive these foods and gave Itsnasersaleh a big smile.
This video was viewed by more than 264 million people and got 27 million likes, almost nothing. The world needs people like Itsnasersaleh to help those in need.
The yawning of a bat
Sure you’ve seen people yawn, but have you ever seen a bat yawn? In this short video you can see a bat yawning, a rather unusual scene for anyone witnessing it.
This video has over 267 million views and garnered 22 million views. It is shared by the Lubee Bat Conservancy, a non-profit organization that cares for bats and their habitats. They share many educational videos on TikTok and have over 2 million followers.
The tranquility of the beach like never before
The last video on our list is from Outdoorkindaguy, followed by over 8 million people on TikTok and few seem to me.
In this short video, Outdoorkindaguy has placed his camera near a sea where small waves hit the camera, showing the clean water of the sea. It looks stunning from any angle, and you’ll want more such videos after watching this clip. It gives peace of mind, it’s beautiful.