Comedy stars leaping from TikTok to the stage

A number of new comedians amassed huge followings on TikTok during the pandemic.

Now some are trying to convert viral fame into on-stage success by performing live at the Edinburgh Fringe.

TikTok has emerged as a major force in comedy, Allowing anyone share short, funny videos.

The company is even sponsoring Edinburgh's annual comedy festival and hosting a virtual stage this year.