The Rise of The Quarantine Comedian

","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Reminding us of life beyond our doormats (for better or for worse), Caitlin Reilly’s hilarious impressions of WASP moms, wellness influencers and ex-high school mean girls are a breath of fresh air. But Reilly theorizes her success is linked to something bigger—she told Insider her characters are popular because they reflect a new willingness to call out bad behavior in the wake of the Black Lives Matter Movement and amid the ongoing pandemic: “Cringe is very popular these days.”","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"View this post on Instagram A post shared by Caitlin Reilly (@hicaitlinreilly)","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"View this post on Instagram A post shared by Caitlin Reilly (@hicaitlinreilly)","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"With comedy clubs closed to the public, stand-up artists like Meg Stalter have made the most of Instagram live streams by orchestrating interactive, long-form shows for a virtual audience. In September, the 29-year-old told Harper’s BAZAAR, “We’re all connecting with each other online because that’s all we have right now. Some people online find out that their followings suck. I found out that mine was smart and funny and kind.” Stalter’s live sessions have featured a cooking show, a magic show, a motivational seminar and a master class on the art of seduction.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"View this post on Instagram A post shared by megstalter (@megsstalter)","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"A discussion on quarantine-born comedy wouldn’t be complete without mentioning TikTok. Reminiscent of Vine (RIP🕊), TikTok’s easy-to-use editing tools provide the perfect springboard for young comedians. Not to mention, the platform’s impressive algorithm allows users to attain virality practically overnight by repurposing existing ‘sounds’ or participating in trending challenges. Generally involving less production than Instagram posts, tiktoks are filmed with quick cuts and snappy humor to match. 18-year-old creator Mark Gaetano first blew up for his impression of a teacher reprimanding her students on a school bus…. and it’s Oscar-worthy.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Fellow TikTok star Courtney Parchman proves that sometimes, finding humor in our collective pain really is the most therapeutic thing we can do. With tears in her eyes and the sound of a ticking clock booming around her, the caption beneath her most recent video reads, “thinking about 3-4 months of finding new hobbies and having unlimited time for self-growth.” Watch the full thing on TikTok.com.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]}]; var articleType = 'ARTICLE'; var favoriteImage = ''; var articleDescription = ''; var slide_index = parseInt(0); var slide_json = createSlides(slides, articleType, favoriteImage); var initial_slide = slide_index; var initial_url = location.pathname + location.search; var base_url = '/2021/02/22/the-rise-of-the-quarantine-comedian/'; var next_gallery = '/2016/12/23/ex-brings-erotic-photos-to-exs-wedding-details-photos/'; var first_load = true; var has_scrolled = false; var title = "The Rise of The Quarantine Comedian"; var path = base_url