Adam Waheed Built A Following Making Slapstick Videos That Earned Him $7.3 Million In 2022 | Forbes

Slapstick sells, apparently. Comedian Adam Waheed first went viral in 2016 with a comedy sketch about his girlfriend doing her makeup in the car. In his popular TikTok and YouTube videos, Waheed performs slapstick stunts like working out in the gym atop a toilet, eating a “train salad” (nails and bolts atop a bed of arugula and tomatoes) and staging his death after stubbing his toe. Now, he’s moved into the big screen, signing a three-picture content deal with Jimmy Kimmel’s production studio, Wheelhouse. Through this and his partnerships with the NFL, Old Spice, Dr Pepper, Doritos, Samsung and T-Mobile, Waheed’s businesses made over $7 million last year, per Forbes’ estimate. Reporter: Alexandra Sternlicht Read the full story on Forbes: Subscribe to FORBES: Stay Connected Forbes newsletters: Forbes on Facebook: Forbes Video on Twitter: Forbes Video on Instagram: More From Forbes: Forbes covers the intersection of entrepreneurship, wealth, technology, business and lifestyle with a focus on people and success.


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