The rise of TikTok comedy video


It’s no laughing matter if comedians can expand their audience through videos from the popular phone app TikTok. Some actors and writers have a successful career, even though they have never been a stand-up at a comedy club. Correspondent David Pogue talks with TikTokers about the path to their unusual fame, seeing how TikTok is rewriting the rules of comedy, especially during the blockade of COVID.

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