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6-second auditions on Vine are comedy gold

Six seconds may not be enough for a successful audition, but it's still hilarious.


Rae Votta


Posted on Jul 11, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 11:36 pm CDT

If you’ve only got six seconds to audition for your dream role, what would you do? Based on the trend of #6SecondAuditions on Vine, we suspect the results will be hilarious.

Vine user Cody Ko uploaded his own version of a six second audition to his more than 290 thousand fans last month, auditioning for the part of Mary Poppins. The clip, which has been viewed over 2 million times, has inspired his fellow viners to take to the medium with their own version of #6secondauditions to hilarious effect. While YouTube is littered with hopeful actors’ audition tapes, unfortunately Vine only gives aspiring thespians enough time to get out the requisit “My name is, and I’ll be audition for the role of…” rigamarole, leaving maybe a second to show off their skills. These #6SecondAudition videos vary between perfectly encapsulating all you need to know about a character in a second or less, or hilarious cutting off before you get to find out how they’ll encapulate the essense of Lex Luther, for example. 

The best of the bunch have been collected into a playlist, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t show you some of the very best of the best.

The original:

Rich Fascinaro gets primal as a Planet of the Apes ape:

Charlie and Greg show all you need to see of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure:

Kurtis Connor gives a really unique take on Hitler:

Photos via Vine

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*First Published: Jul 11, 2014, 12:18 pm CDT