Funny Mike, born MacArthur Johnson on October 8, 1996, has developed a vast internet platform entirely on the strength of his sense of humor and hard work. He is well-known for having two YouTube channels, one for himself and the other for his family. Mike also has a fan base of over seven million Instagram followers. He made multiple appearances on the popular sketch comedy series “Wild ‘N Out” in 2019. His boundless talent made him a household name as a comedian and a rapper with numerous hit singles and albums. Come celebrate his birthday with us!
Funny Mike, Young 22, Mighty Mike, 22 Savage
October 8, 1996
In a relationship
Mike, born on October 8, 1996, is well known for his presence on YouTube and Instagram. His limitless talents and public profile made him a fan favorite. An African-American and Libra born to Denise Jones and Arthur Johnson, he grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Johnson has always been the jokester among his buddies since childhood and went to Tara High School as a student. He then earned a high education degree. Funny Mike’s YouTube channel, which has millions of views, is where he mainly releases comedy and rapping videos. ‘I’m smashing your girl prank on runk!’ was his first video, with over 1.3 million views.
Later, he and his girlfriend started a YouTube channel named FunnyMike&Jaliyah. His first single, ‘No Heart,’ was released in August 2016 under the nickname of 22 Savage. The song was inspired by 21 Savage’s music from his “Savage Mode” collaborative album with Metro Boomin. He recorded ‘Jumpin’ shortly after ‘No Heart’ was published, and after the song became a smash, he filmed a music video for it. Since then, he’s released several original tracks, including ‘Run It,’ ‘Hit That 22,’ and ‘Pay 4 It.’ In February 2017, he changed his rapper name to Young 22 to give his career more respectability.
Funny Mike has been in a relationship with a woman named Jaliyah. Besides regularly appearing on his YouTube channel, she also ran the joint channel The MJ Family with Mike. They welcomed a daughter, Londyn, in February 2019, and later a son, MacAuthor Jr., in July 2020. They also recorded their family moments on their “The MJ Family” channel.
Because of his distinct style, he signs a contract with Travis James Entertainment.
The single 'No Heart' is released and receives mixed reviews from critics.
Mike starts with pranks video content and evolves to posting short skits, impressions of celebrities, and memes.
Mike and Jaliyah welcome a beautiful baby, Londyn.
Why We Love Funny Mike
He loves to give back
Funny Mike wants to use his platform to make people laugh and generate and spread positivity. He is deeply committed to helping those around him and is frequently seen doing incredibly nice things out of the goodness of his heart. He even accompanied many children shopping for new clothes and shoes in September 2020.
He went through his struggle
Just because someone has a lot of followers on social media doesn't guarantee their popularity is reflected in their bank account. Funny Mike revealed that he didn't make much money at the beginning of his career. He claimed to have been "famous and broke" even when he had a million followers.
He loves expanding his comfort zones
Mike is the type of person capable of doing a little bit of everything. In 2019, he tried acting and landed two roles: one in "Twisted Ambitions" and another in "I Got the Hook-Up 2." We wouldn't be shocked if he got new acting jobs in the coming years.
5 Surprising Facts
Reaching incredible milestone
He garnered nearly two million new YouTube subscribers in just a year.
He got into comedy by chance
Although Funny Mike has the comedy genes in him, he had no intention of doing it as his primary activity.
His love for gaming
The comedian also enjoys playing and streaming video games, and he has a separate YouTube channel called Funnymike Gaming Channel dedicated solely to gaming.
The owner of a company
He founded Funny Mike Ent., a company that manages some up-and-coming influencers.
He invests in real estate
Funny Mike has been investing his money in properties in the Baton Rouge area for the past few years.
Funny Mike FAQs
Who is Jaliyah Monet?
Jaliyah is Funny Mike’s girlfriend. She is an Instagram star and YouTuber with whom Funny Mike runs the FunnyMike&Jaliyah channel. She is a famous social influencer with over 3.2 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, Jaliyahma, where she produces a range of amusing videos, including challenges.
In what season does Funny Mike appears in "Wild 'N Out"?
He has been a recurring cast member since season 11 of the comedy show.
Where is Funny Mike's house at?
Funny Mike still lives in Baton Rouge, LA.
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