Top 20 Viners to follow - and instantly become addicted to Vine
Let's be real here: Vine is addicting.
You open the mobile app or go to the website, thinking you'll only watch a few video clips, and then suddenly it is two hours later. So, what makes Twitter's 6-second video service so addictive? The Viners.
The talent on Vine, also known as Viners, are up-and-coming comedians, actors, musicians, and sometimes just the person next door with a little too much time on his or her hands. Viners will prank people, dress in costumes, concoct fake personas, spawn memes, collaborate with other Viners, and do just about anything to hit that Popular Now section on Vine.
Sometimes, though, there are a few duds that make it to the top. At any given moment, you could open Vine and scroll through a tonne of Vines made by people simply trying too hard. If you want to skip past all the snooze-worthy Vines and Viners, check out the list below. Pocket-lint has compiled a list of the top Viners - and even some honourable mentions.
Keep in mind you'll likely want to look at these Viners' entire back-catalogue of Vines after you're done checking out this list. And that will take hours. But it'll be many hours well spent. Welcome to Vine...and the start of a horrible addiction.
Brittany Furlan (link): She's an actress-comedian extraordinaire. Some of her more popular Vines star the character Natalie Nature - or herslef just terrorising complete strangers. She's become so popular over the last year she's reportedly working on a sketch comedy with actor Seth Green.
KC James (link):He's a 20-something guy from California who does a hilarious impersonation of stereotypical Orange County moms...and T-Rex.
Josh Darnit (link):He's that bearded dude on Vine. But his facial hair is nothing compared to his ridiculous family. He consistently posts Vines of his kids (scripted and unscripted), and, well, let's just say they're almost as sarcastic as him. Almost.
Eh Bee (link):He's another Vine dad. With an evil daughter named Gabi. 'Nuff said.
Ry Doon (link): This Bostonian has no shame. He'll sing with the homeless, sometimes look homeless himself, and does a mean impersonation of Jay Z.
Sunny Mabrey (link): She's an actress and the wife of actor Ethan Embry (you might see him in her Vines, too). Her humour is often dry, but once you get familiar with her personality she'll quickly become a favourite.
Chris Delia (link): Speaking of dry humour, this comedian takes it to another level. His Vines regularly feature social commentary, and you'll be amazed at how utterly brazen he is. He has become so successful as of late that he recently landed a cable TV series called Undateable.
Nicholas Megalis (link): He's a singer-songwriter who often sings (suprise!) in his Vines. But they're not your standard love and break-up songs. This quirky dude can hum a tune about everything from gummy tacos to mailmen.
Rudy Mancuso (link): He has many funny characters, such as Speedo Simone, and they're all equally fantastic, though sometimes his best Vines occur when he's tormenting his poor mother.
Jason Nash (link):He's another actor-comedian in LA. While he makes many great Vines himself, he's also known for collaborating with other Viners. And his Bruce Jenner wig. Again, like other Viners, he has become so popular that he even starred in a feature film in 2014 called Jason Nash Is Married.
Curtis Lepore (link): He hails from Syracuse, NY, where he used to be in a hardcore rock band. But he left all that behind to film Vines in LA. He has some good acts too, but the best ones involve his cute pooch Buster Beans.
Marcus Johns (link): Otherwise known as the shirtless guy on Vine, he's surprisingly quite hilarious and consistently ranks in the top 10 for most popular Viners based on followers. His best videos involve his family...or him frantically screaming because of some outrageous situation.
Brandon Calvillo (link): Brandon is a 19-year-old who likes to make fun of everything from Vine trolls to teenage girls. When he isn't mocking something in his videos, he's usually the victim himself. Brandon's mother often appears in his Vines, reminding him that he has no job, is lazy, and sucks at life.
Josh Peck (link): Famous from the Nickelodeon show Josh & Drake, Josh is now all grown up and much more physically fit. But his sense of humour is still there. His videos tend to poke fun at cliches and stereotypes, such as an emotional teenage girl yelling at her mom. Only, he plays the part of the girl.
Michael LoPriore (link): Michael likes to make hysterical videos about masculinity vs. feminity, rap vs. country, sophistication vs. rachetness, etc. He'll tackle anything...and does it expertly so.
Jordan Burt (link): He's that dorky-looking dude. No, seriously. He's known for playing a very naive dork in his videos. It's an awesome persona, and it's just one of the many acts he has created on Vine.
Marissa Mayne (link): Marissa is a bit overweight but couldn't care less. Many of her videos address bullying and how to feel comfortable in your own skin, no matter what you look like. Sure, some of them are emotional or serious, but more often than not they're riotus.
Arielle Vandenberg (link): Arielle is beauty who use to date Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner. But she's extremely down to earth and quirky to say the least. If she's not in her car driving around and Vining, she's getting into uproarious situations with friends and her current boyfriend Matt (also a Viner).
Simon Rex (link): Unlike many Viners, Simon Rex was actually famous before he got popular on Vine. He plays himself in most of his videos, but some of the greatest ones feature him acting like a fictional twin brother named Steve. Just be aware that he, naturally, uses a lot of colourful language and jokes.
King Bach (link): Though he has over 7 million followers on Vine, Bach is also known for his YouTube account BachelorsPadTv. On both his Vines and his YouTube videos, he tends to collaborate with fellow internet personalities. And the results are hilarious.