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How to *actually* be funny on TikTok

If you're like us, we *love* the funny side of TikTok. Refreshing the For You Page (FYP) *never* fails to make us laugh. But with so many users and new videos every day, it might be hard to get your videos seen. 

We have the top tips and tricks for how you can be funny on TikTok and make your videos go viral!

Visual Effects

The greenscreen effect is *super* useful for reading out hilarious memes, transporting yourself to a different location or laughing at a convo with your BFF! Charli D'Amelio and Addison Rae frequently use this effect. 

@gracetuttyy

This meme doesn’t get enough credit💀💀##gossipgirl##xoxogossipgirl##blairwaldorf##gg##gossipgirlmeme

♬ original sound - Morgz

Time-warp scan is a trendy effect that can distort your face or body as a beam moves across the screen. It can give yourself funky eyebrows or turn your Grandpa into a Christmas tree! You can even change the direction of the beam to make it even funnier. Find other videos with #TimeWarpScan.

@juliabrads

I really hope I don’t look like that when I’m 🍃 or 🍺 ##TimeWarpScan ##timburton ##HorrorTok

♬ Stuck In The Middle - Tai Verdes
@grandadfrankk

NEVER too early for Christmas! Who’s excited!!! 🎄😀##timewarpscan ##fyp ##foryou ##grandad ##christmastree ##christmascountdown2020

♬ Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

Vlog

Sometimes going viral can be as easy as sharing a funny story or a random thought! Record yourself on TikTok and *spill* those details. Some of our fave TikTokers that frequently use this style are Claire Drake, Noah Mills and SpenceWuah

@nmillz1 ♬ original sound - Certified barb

Trending audio

Not sure how to get your videos onto the FYP? We recommend using top-chart songs and trendy audio—it's a sure-fire way to boost your comedy vids! Most top-creators do this, including our *queens* Charli D'Amelio, Addison Rae and Bella Poarch.

@sierra.tonkin

my mom: were you crying this morning? ##foryou ##foryoupage ##riseandshine ##kylie ##fyp ##featurethis ##viral

♬ original sound - Jack Johnson

Iconic celeb moments are *always* a good choice. 

Dueting

The duet feature allows users to react or add-on to another creator's video. The side-by-side effect allows you to compare both videos next to each other and turn them into one.

A *super* popular duet-style video is a reaction. Users duet *hilarious* videos and react to them. Popular TikTokers who do this include AngryReactions, Moyo and Tucker Reynolds.

@angryreactions

##duet with @tokenhiphop Watch ya back

♬ Somebody's Watching Me (Single Version) - Rockwell

Another style of duets includes POVs. TikTokers who create POVs act or interact with other influencers through the user's point of view. Some of the most popular TikTokers that do this are Jackson Passaglia and Brooke Monk

@brookemonk_

Okay but tell me I’m wrong *caution headphone users* ##fyp##foryou##foryoupage##4u##justdancemoves##CharliesAngelsUnite##trending##relatable##funny##comedy##pov

♬ original sound - cami :)

Be Yourself

TikTok gives you *endless* possibilities to be your most authentic (and funny) self. Share your funny stories and saved Snapchat memories. Play around with visual effects and experiment with different audios. Most importantly, share what *you* want to share. Most likely, if you find it funny someone else probably will too. 

Share your *fave* funny TikToks with us by tagging @girlslifemag!

Slider Image: instagram.com/addisonraee

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by Allie Lijewski, Alex Karr and Ziqing Kuang | 10/25/2020
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