It’s hard to make it as a comedian this day in age, and even harder to get famous for it. Anyone who has uploaded a video to Vine knows it’s not exactly easy getting noticed on there, either. Even most of the A-list celebrities on Vine don’t crack the top 100 most popular users.
But these nine comedians have somehow managed to make it as real-life comedians and find fame on Vine, topping even the likes of celebs like Miley Cyrus, Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Fallon and Taylor Swift, by cracking up their millions of followers six seconds at a time. Below is a list of 9 comedians how have become popular and widely known through this modern social media platform.
9. Simon Rex
We can all probably agree that it’s a little hard to categorize Simon Rex. Former adult film actor, turned MTV VJ, turned comedic actor, Rex has been all over the Hollywood map. Rex has gained somewhat of a cult following on social media with his alter ego, Dirty Nasty. That following could be why he’s one of the most popular Viners with over 1.5 million people following his frequently inappropriate but humorous videos. You can get a glimpse of Rex’s humor by viewing this following link:
8. Bo Burnham
Using YouTube to launch his comedic career, Bo Burnham landed a four record contract with Comedy Central Records, along with a live comedy special on the cable network. So, it’s no surprise that Burnham has turned his Vine into a sensation, too. With nearly 1.5 million followers, Burnham is the 56th most popular Vine user. His following continues to grow every day, thanks to his nearly daily clips of his characteristically goofy life.
7. Adam Goldberg
You may know Adam Goldberg from his serious roles in films like, Saving Private Ryan to his comedic roles in films like, Dazed and Confused. This actor/producer might still be hovering under the 200,000 mark for Vine followers, but his audience grows every day thanks to his creative and unique videos which are constantly making headlines, and for right reasons. To see Adams some of Adam’s raw sense of humor, view the link below:
6. Jenna Marbles
Although not a comedian in the traditional sense, sexy goofball Jenna Marbles has quite the internet following and has become one of the biggest and most influential personalities on YouTube. All that experience going viral has paid off with her Vine account, as Marbles is the 64th most popular person on Vine with 1.6 million followers, patiently waiting to see what she’ll do next.
5. Chris Williams
Stand up comic and brother of singer Vanessa Williams, Chris Williams (known as ComedianChris to his Vine audience) has appeared in a series of shows such as: CSI, Reno 911, Californication, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Monk. When he’s not on set, he’s uploading hilarious Vines for his 1 million viewers to laugh and enjoy.
4. Jennette McCurdy
Breaking out in the role as tough but tender Sam, in iCarly, Jennette McCurdy still continues to thrill her Nickelodeon fans on her hit show, Sam & Cat. But that’s not the only place you can follow her. McCurdy is also pretty popular on Vine, with 2.1 million followers eagerly anticipating each clip of her adorably silly life.
3. Chris D’elia
With his role as Whitney Cummings’ live-in boyfriend on the now defunct sitcom Whitney, Chris D’elia’s resume in Hollywood is definitely building on his unique sense of humor. But that doesn’t stop him from finding time to upload hilarious peeks into his day for his 1.4 million Vine followers, sometimes with a cameo from BFF Will Sasso.
2. Will Sasso
No, he really is best friends with Chris D’elia “in real life” which he will remind you over and over again. Will Sasso is best known for starring in five seasons of MADtv from 1997-2002. Now fans can see him in all his borderline insane glory, on his crazy popular Vine for 1.8 million followers. He became a hit with bizarre stunts like spitting up an abnormally large lemon, but says that he can’t do them anymore since getting hit with a cease and desist order from the Citrus Foundation.
1. Josh Peck
Comedian Josh Peck tops the list as the sixth most popular Viner with an impressive, 4.6 million views. Best known for his role as Josh on the Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh, Peck’s Vine career is giving his acting career a serious run for its money.