Before the 15 second video clips on instagram, there was Vine – the app that gives otherwise unknown geniuses a chance to shine … for a mere 7 seconds at a time. Patience is a virtue that is rare, especially these days.
Selfie-obsessed Insta-followers may not quite understand what the Vine world is all about since it’s like soooo #2012. But let us give you the rundown anyhow.
Essentially, like instagram, it’s a way to share short bursts of your life, but in motion. The looping, 7 second videos are not only a place for creative artists to demonstrate their video skills but for comedians to build a portfolio.
You’d be surprised at how much you can do in 7 seconds.
Here’s our Top Ten (in no particular order)…
A college kid with college humour. Robby Ayala just might be the king of 7 second comedy.
Jerome Jarre is our french speaking fave, can communicate with squirrels and is Ellen Degeneres approved. Enough said.
Jessi Smiles proves that girls can be funny too and isn't afraid to poke fun at herself.
Bo uses songs and videos of celebrities to create hilarious dialogue, which has become a Vine staple by many other users.
Sunny Mabrey is certainly not afraid to get weird for the camera. In constant costumes and accents she's a whole barrel of laughs.
Marcus Johns certainly does not care. He would publicly do anything in the name of vine, even if it's probably not socially acceptable.
Cody Johns is another master of 7 second comedy and is always on the search for the next hilarious situations. Cody and Robby collaborate a lot.
You can assume that Ian has the patience of a god. His looping videos are works of art that could not be copied.
Max has a Youtube channel if the 7 seconds of laughter isn't enough. He also has a great eye and puts a lot of work into his videos.
Jordan Burt's other half and character "Gary" might be his best act to date. Gary gets himself in quite the scenarios that guarantee a laugh out loud.
And here are some up-and-comers to follow:
Jessica Hanson may be a bit of a space cadet, but we think it's all for Vine (we hope).
You may have crossed paths with Chase Hauck on Robby Ayala's Vine account. Chase is just as hilarious as his BFF.
Bat Dad might just be the best Vine to date. Watch his family struggle with their father who might just be convinced he's actually Batman.