Comedy is alive and well on social media, since more people than ever before have the chance to make funny stuff with minimal effort, which makes it even funnier for viewers. Short-form comedic content is huge on sites like Instagram, YouTube, and especially TikTok where they get shared all over the internet. That’s exactly how someone like Scott Seiss went from an everyday guy to a major character in this year’s biggest thriller comedy.
Scott Seiss is an actor, comedian, writer, and content creator who struck gold with his series of viral videos called “Angry Retail Guy.” These sketches are focused around Seiss playing a version of himself who works at IKEA delivering hilarious responses to common customer issues that anyone who has worked in retail can relate to. Each one of these sketches garnered millions of views, likes, and shares across several social media platforms which gave Seiss a massive online following with over 1.7 million on TikTok alone. It’s because of this success that Scott Seiss was able to land a major role in 2023’s unexpected hit film, “Cocaine Bear.” Seiss plays Tom, a paramedic who responds to a cocaine-fueled bear attack. Of his minor but notable role, Scott Seiss touched on how much he enjoyed the idea of “Cocaine Bear” during an interview with OnMilwaukee. He said, “When I saw the trailer … obviously I liked it because I’m in it a lot, but even if I wasn’t in it, I’d still be so excited to see the movie. It just looks like a really fun night at the movies.”