Comedy & Satire


Ray William Johnson

Youtube 10.6m “raywilliamjohnson
Facebook 4.5m “raywilliamjohnson
Twitter 1.6m @raywj
Instagram 463k @raywilliamjohnson

Considered one of the most-watched content creators on YouTube, Ray William Johnson gained his 10 million followers with his expertly written bite-sized comedy videos offering pop culture commentary. Poking fun at topics such as relationships, family, world history and video games, Johnson and his team of hosts create gut-busting daily content that features talking-head style lists and social commentary.



Trey Kennedy. Photo by Brent Fuchs.
Trey Kennedy. Photo by Brent Fuchs.

Trey Kennedy

Vine 2.6m “treykennedy
Instagram 62k @treynkennedy
Facebook 98k “treynkennedy
Twitter 20k @treynkennedy

For any comedy writer and content creator, there is one social media platform that offers a difficult challenge: make the viewer laugh in under six seconds. Trey Kennedy, Oklahoma’s top Vine user, takes this challenge head on by posting hilarious daily vines that are sure to get a chuckle out of the viewer. With each upload appearing completely spontaneous, these selfie-style comedy nuggets deliver rapid-fire jokes that are equally as impressive as they are hilarious. Offering commentary on topics including celebrity life, social norms and embarrassing family members, Kennedy proves he can make a joke about anything and everything in life. In response, we at Oklahoma Magazine challenge you to watch any one of Kennedy’s recent vines without cracking a smile.



City of Tulsa Parking Enforcement (Parody)

Facebook 4k “tulsaparking
Twitter 1,570 @tulsa_parking

Nothing can ruin a great sunny day like approaching your vehicle from a distance and seeing that little flappy piece of paper tucked under your windshield wiper. Nobody likes parking citations, especially the City of Tulsa Parking Enforcement satire twitter account. This parody account takes out the frustration of getting a ticket by turning the circus mirror on city parking enforcement. For a laugh, the account regularly issues fake parking violations via Twitter to various city community leaders for a range of ridiculous reasons, often not even parking related. Although the humor can be considered crude to some occasionally, everyone who follows this twitter account can relate to the feeling of having to pay a $30 ticket for being a minute late paying the meter. Sometimes that can result in some pretty colorful language.



Photo by Chris Humphrey Photographer.
Photo by Chris Humphrey Photographer.

Josh Fadem

Twitter12.7k @joshfadem
Instagram 3,3k @joshfadem

Josh Fadem has been writing and performing comedy for over a decade. In addition to being a known quantity in the LA stand up comedy scene, Fadem’s talents also extend to the role of director and actor. After appearing on a number of episodes of the Breaking Bad prequel TV series Better Call Saul, Fadem was recently cast in the upcoming Netflix series Twin Peaks. On Twitter, he continues exercising his comedy muscle by posting 140 character jokes with his signature smart and cynical delivery. When asked about Facebook in a recent interview, Fadem said, “I’m trying to get off Facebook. I hate that place. I hate the stuff on my feed, everyone fighting about politics. I don’t want to hear about that. Everyone posting about their dead relative or animal. It’s sad. It’s a bummer. And you get hooked on it. You say, ‘There’s got to be something else underneath here.’ Isn’t it awful? Get me off of there. I got to get out of there, but I’m stuck.”




Photo courtesy The 1491s.
Photo courtesy The 1491s.

The 1491s

Youtube 35k “the1491s
Facebook 58k “1491s
Instagram 6k @1491s

The 1491s received national attention after being featured in a controversial segment on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show involving the NFL Redskins name and logo. However, this sketch comedy group has been creating content on YouTube for a number of years, producing cynical comedy skits inspired by modern day Native American life. Their YouTube channel offers side-splitting commentary on a range of topics including sovereignty, Native American gift shops and the Twilight series. “It’s all improv. We’re still making it up as we go along,” says Ryan RedCorn, one-fifth of the team known as the 1491s. With over 6 million views on their YouTube channel, subscribers enjoy hours of improvisational indigenous satire.

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