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Taye Diggs’ TikTok is chaotic comedy gold, just ask the internet

Some people were just born to entertain. Taye Diggs is one of those people.

Diggs has graced Broadway stages, the silver screen and our television sets. Now he’s found a new platform: TikTok. And let me tell you, this man has got it, whatever “it” is.

You want pure comedy? He delivers. You want weird? He’s got that too. Diggs is already serving up plenty of entertaining content, ranging from driving selfies to dance clips to songs about putting fish in the microwave. Yup, it’s a one-stop TikTok shop.

Having only joined the app this week, Diggs hasn’t quite figured everything out, like how to use TikTok sound effects. But who needs it when you can just make your own? You could say the actor is going for a no-frills approach—his videos are without transitions, effects, filters … or planning, apparently.

As one person wrote on Twitter, the entire account is “pure chaos and comedy.”

Diggs is most famous for playing calm, cool, collected (and utterly smooth) roles like Benny in “Rent” and Harper in “The Best Man.” Which is in part why fans are eating up his goofy schtick and silly TikTok antics.

Case in point: his “ICON trying….” video where he attempts—and fails—to recreate some of those influencer-worthy flashy transitions. What we get instead is a roller-coaster ride of clumsy shots (at one point he’s upside down and putting on a hat?), some gibberish lyrics, and all the while Diggs sporting a highly appropriate “DAD” sweatshirt. It’s nothing short of hilarious.

Nothing says “cool” quite like stomping on your phone, am I right?

I mean, just take a look at some of his greatest hits…

Like when he was on set for “All American” and tried to get Kareem Grimes to dance with him. 


♬ original sound – Taye Diggs

Grimes would not budge. Well, at least until the very end.

Or laughing at himself in the car. Literally. 


♬ original sound – Taye Diggs

Totally fine if you’re not entertained. Taye Diggs is happy just making himself laugh.

Or his “jerk, jerk jerk” dance. 



♬ original sound – Taye Diggs

Reminding us all the “everybody’s a jerk, jerk, jerk.”

Now that Diggs has has begun cross-posting some of the gold onto Twitter, the reactions are growing tenfold.

Some are calling for a “Taye Diggs TikTok timeout.”

This poor person was brought to tears.

Though most just wanted to praise him and get a taste of that secret sauce.

He might have even converted a few former non-Tokkers.

Another poor soul overcome with emotion at Diggs’ shenanigans.

Some were feeling a certain … comradery … with Mr. Diggs. 

The general consensus? Taye Diggs + TikTok = the best kind of chaos.

Now that you’ve made it this far down the Taye-Diggs-TikTok-rabbit hole, you might be feeling like you just can’t get enough of the online discord. Don’t fret, you’re in luck!

Diggs will be hosting the 27th Annual Critic’s Choice Awards on Jan 9, 2022 alongside the equally hilarious Nicole Byer. It’s sure to be a riot.

And then of course, you can always follow @theofficialtayediggs on TikTok. If you’re brave enough.