Up next in our Creator Spotlight Series is DeMarcus Shawn (@artbydemarcusshawn), who uses random, every day life moments, to perfectly and hilariously reenact relatable scenarios with spot-on impersonations and POVs. His content continues to entertain and delight his more than 5M followers on TikTok. Learn more about how Demarcus finds inspiration on and off TikTok, below!
What does it mean to you to be part of the Black community?
Being a part of the Black community means it’s important that I’m a positive influence for not only this community, but also to people of all races to show how we’re all extraordinary.
How has the TikTok community inspired you?
This community inspires me to continue creating and to not limit myself.
How do you come up with ideas for your content?
I’m constantly coming up with ideas. Something will come to me as we’re talking right now or it will just hit me out of the blue. I’ll also get inspiration from scrolling on TikTok. I might see a video where someone starts out with "don't you hate when someone does this.." and then I'll act that out in a video and tag the creator. It’s usually spur of the moment, but I'll also write things down to reference during those moments when I’m having trouble coming up with ideas.
What are some of your passions on and off of TikTok?
My passions outside of TikTok include photography, reading my Bible, working out, and making art.
What has been your favorite POV that you’ve made to date?
The one I recently did with my dad waking up in the morning and making a lot of noise. That man loses everything, so that POV is my favorite right now.
Is there one piece of advice that you would give to comedy creators or people who are creating POV videos?
Just keep creating, and take those ideas that pop into your mind and put them out there. Don't worry if somebody has experienced a particular scenario or not. I used to worry about this and I thought to myself “does everybody experience this?” and then I’d talk myself out of posting the video thinking no one will think it’s funny or relatable. But, I found that those are the videos that resonate the most with people.