It’s funny how you bring up repetitive humor, because I think that’s a problem on byte (before you get your keyboards, ready to type your counter-arguments, let me just say I’ve seen plenty of 90s SNL sketches, so I think I’m a bit of a comedy expert). Anyway, it seems like right now, most byters gravitate towards current events like the coronavirus (and ww3 a month or so ago) and use those subjects as similar setups for their jokes. I guarantee you that a fraction of all the bytes at the top of the comedy page are about the coronavirus (I just remembered that a lot of bytes are also meta bytes about the app itself, those are lowkey kinda annoying too). And, with all do respect, most of the jokes are usually “low-hanging fruit” jokes, or jokes that are easy to make and not very clever or “so absurd and exaggerated they’re funny.” That’s a problem with most if not all the bytes I see on the comedy page. Because of the oversaturation of bytes with the same set-ups (coronavirus and byte itself), there isn’t that much creativity and unique jokes in byte right now (definitely not as much as there was on vine, a single YT vine compilation can prove my point). I hate to sound like Simon Cowell and get on my high horse rn, but I’m honestly just waiting for the byte team to finish version 1.0 of the app and advertise byte so millions more viewers and hundreds more byters in the making discover the app. Those byters in the making (hopefully including me) will start posting on their accounts and gain more traction because they have a better understanding of how to make funny bytes (no offense to anyone here), and the current people at the top will be forced to improve their comedic skills and adapt or sink to the bottom (because news flash: positivity, a supportive community, and subpar humor won’t automatically make you internet famous)
(wipes sweat from my brow as I breathe deeply and exhale from exhaustion)
Sorry for the rant, I’ve honestly just wanted to vent my “frustrations” (for lack of a better word) about the lack of bytes that I personally find funny. I know I probably shouldn’t expect a bunch of random beta testers to be as funny or creative as Drew Gooden or Thomas Sanders, but considering the bombardment of positive reinforcement being given to all the top “comedy byters,” I feel a little outta the loop (pun intended). Anyway, thanks for listening to my Ted Talk, and make sure to go outside and give plenty of handshakes!