TikTok Star Adam Ray Okay, (AKA ‘Rosa’) Thinks TikTok Is the ‘Future of Comedy’

by Jeremy Spirogis

TikTok is social media app that permits customers to share movies as much as 60 seconds lengthy. TikTok has created teen stars like Charli D’Amelio, who went viral for dancing (or making up their very own dances) of their movies. But for Adam Ray Okay, it was one thing utterly distinctive. The comic goes by Adam Ray Okay, however his final title is basically Martinez. The TikTok sensation achieved viral standing with a personality he created named Rosa. Now, Martinez is seeking to deliver Rosa to different platforms. But, he says he believes that TikTok is “the future.”

Adam Ray Okay, creator TikTok’s most well-known Rosa

The tiktok software signal seen on a display screen of an Android telephone, the appliance has been banned from India. (Photo by Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket by way of Getty Images

Paper journal reporter Rose Dommu lately interviewed Martinez about his expertise going viral on TikTok.

“I had downloaded the TikTok app and I was just scrolling, doing my thing. I wasn’t really thinking of making my own content,” Martinez mentioned of his preliminary interactions with TikTok. But, with the character he created, Rosa, he was “inspired.”

“Everybody knows this Rosa character and I felt that she had been forgotten about,” Martinez defined.

Rosa has gotten large as a result of she’s really humorous. Her private, hilarious conversations with whoever is on the opposite aspect of the digital camera are ok, however pair that with an over-the-top contour line and out-of-place pretend eyelashes, and also you’ve acquired comedy gold. Martinez thinks so too. He’s fascinating in increasing Rosa to different platforms outdoors TikTok, “especially other streaming services,” he defined. The TikTok informed Paper about Rosa:

… I really feel like she deserves to have her title within the gentle. She was a daring character that everyone simply loves. And in the event that they don’t, they study to like her. So I really feel irrespective of the place you place her, she’s going to do rather well.

Why Martinez believes the app TikTok is comedy’s ‘future’

The interviewer from Paper additionally requested Martinez if thinks “TikTok is the future of comedy.”

“For sure,” Martinez replied. “Yeah. It gives you 60 seconds to just be exactly who you want to be. And people are so creative.” The creator of Rosa believes the best way TikTok is designed permits individuals on the app to do a wide range of issues with their movies.

:It’s simply a lot content material which you can launch it to so many various creators and so many various skills,” Martinez continued. “I feel like TikTok is for sure the future of just everything.”

TikTok star Charli D'AmelioTikTok star Charli D'Amelio
Jimmy Fallon and dancer Charli D’Amelio throughout “History of TikTok Dancing” on March 10, 2020 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

Dommu additionally requested Martinez: “Do you think that we’re now at this place socially where that’s the way our attention span works, that we need to be consuming things in these small increments and that that means the content has to be even better?”

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Martinez was a bit extra ambivalent in his reply to this query.

Different content material creators work in a different way,” he defined. “So if you’ll be able to be who you’re and if it’s humorous [or] individuals get pleasure from it, they’re going to stay with you. But I really feel you do positively need to take into accounts; you’re on this large platform and never all people goes to get pleasure from what you’re doing. So there’s all the time going to be that different one who does. So even should you don’t get observed proper off the bat, it is best to simply hold going.

Martinez additionally provided aspiring TikTok stars some hope–by way of his personal story.

“I had six followers when I first started,” Martinez mentioned. “I was posting makeup and I gained 14 followers. And then I ended up doing something else and it worked out for me and now that’s my biggest platform.” That one thing else is none aside from Rosa, queen of the phrase, “dude, come here.”

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