King Keraun’s 15 Seconds of Fame

If you’ve been remotely active on the social networking site Instagram (IG) within the last 6 months or so, then there is a high probability that you’ve heard about a gentleman out of Houston TX by the IG name of King Keraun.  If you haven’t heard of him, then….you’re probably missing out on a good laugh or two & should look him up immediately.

King Keraun is quite possibly one of the few out of the millions of IG account holders that can literally say he blew up off of Instagram.  For those who are unfamiliar with Instagram, IG started off as picture sharing social network which was eventually bought out by Facebook.  IG has 54 million users accounts & counting.  Approximately 7 months or so ago, IG updated their app to allow their users to record 15 second long videos which is a feature that directly competes against the video social network named Vine (owned by Twitter) which only allows users to record 6 second videos.  When IG introduced this video sharing capability was probably around the time I first learned of who King Keraun was.  I was following another comedian out of Detroit on IG who would post stupid yet funny videos.  In the comments on one of this comedian’s videos another fan left a comment saying something to the effect, “this guy is ok…but King Keraun is hilarious!”  After clicking on King Keraun’s name, I started to watch a few of his videos and damn near found myself in tears laughing so hard that I immediately became a fan of his.

King Keraun has managed to take a 15 second window and turn it into his own comedy show courtesy of IG.  He discusses everything (in explicit language mind you) ranging from relationships, to ghetto mishaps, to him doing his own rendition of a popular song, all the way to him showing off his latest dance moves.  Regardless if you are a male or female, the guy is really funny….no lie.  King Keraun has figured out how to use 15 seconds to totally captivate an audience of over a half a million people on a daily basis.  His audience not only appeals to your everyday average person, but he has gained the attention of hip hop superstars like Drake, Rick Ross, & R&B superstars such as that of Rihanna.  The guy is pure entertainment.  How he thinks of his material along with figuring out a way to capture it all in 15 seconds is beyond comprehension to most especially if you start watching other IG videos, then flip back to his…he makes everyone else seem so “bootleg”.  King Keraun has truly managed to carve out a niche that puts his talents on display in a unique way most people probably never even considered.  He has taken a social media site designed for mainly sharing one’s everyday experiences in life into a site where he basically runs his own comedic TV show.  And what’s equally amazing to me about him is that when I first learned of him, he probably had roughly 10K fans or so, 6-7 months later his fan base has grown to well over 500K people.

King Keraun is hosting parties in the some of the hottest clubs in Houston, Miami, Philly, Atlantic City, and everywhere else in between & he’s backstage or in VIP with some of the biggest stars in the music business all thanks to 15 seconds granted to him by Instagram.  Now what remains to be seen is how long his 15 second window will remain open for him.  Right now, the only person that can answer that is King Keraun himself.  Till then, I’ll just tune in everyday or so to get my 15 second dose of laughter from this brother as you should too.

If you have an Instagram account, have you heard of King Keraun?  If so, what do you think about this guy & his Instagram videos?  Do you think he will have longevity & be able to turn his current popularity into something beyond the IG world?  Let me know what you think in the comments.

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  1. Rosa

    February 11, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I am a fan of King Keraun as well and truly believe he can take this 15 seconds and turn it into 15 million cold hard cash! I just hope this young brother stays humble and grounded and true to himself.. In the meantime I’m enjoying watching from the sidelines as his star rises..

  2. Leticia

    February 11, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I am a fan of King Keraun I love his videos and also his pics.. I really think he has a chance of being the next big comedian his 15 second vids be the best I support King Keraun and what he has going for his self and no other comedian on IG has anything on him I’m just being HONEST soon he will BLOW to the top and I wish him nothing but the BEST..

  3. Bee

    February 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I absolutely love me some King Keraun. He has given me nothing but laughs since i first started following him on IG.The Three Kings skits are by far some of the funniest and creative skits I’ve ever seen. Not to mention i think he’s gorgeous

  4. IG Guy

    February 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    It’s very impressive to see the guy use Instagram to take off. I’m definitely a supporter.

  5. ebony

    February 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I am a huge fan once I lernt how to repost videos I was he is funny its makes it better because hes real he’s honest and most of all he is teaching the young men you can over come anything! He just made 26 so he still in that age to help motivate

  6. Marie Walker

    February 11, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I truly feel as though he does have an longevity in the entertainment business……what I really love about him is that he comes from my era, I can really relate to a lot gf things he post joke about and to mention he is SEXY!!!!

  7. LuEllen Newhouse

    February 12, 2014 at 12:49 am

    In my opinion and if I were having this same convo with him about his “15 sec of fame” I would say that I see and know that he will go oh so far with his comedy. I honestly don’t think he has TALENT I believe that he has a GIFT and there’s a big difference between the two. He is the new form of comedy. I love his originality, his deliverance, his energy, and his creativeness. I looked at many funny people on IG, I have gotten a good laugh and some do have similar comedy skits or the same jokes but it’s not about who done it first it’s about who did it the best and Keraun is crowned the king of it, I love his sense of humor with a mixture of realness, he give us something that we can relate to and really laugh at. He has the drive, the heart and the mind to stay relevant for more than 15 seconds. I wish nothing but the best to him, his family and his future.

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