He calls himself the “new woke TikTok king” and likes to tackle big social justice issues through humour. His videos have got about millions views in the last six months. And he might just be the only TikToker in the United States to be cited by a federal judge in an order. For someone who wasn’t sure if he wanted to be on the platform, Karan Menon, a New Jersey raised Indian-American comedian, is doing extremely well on TikTok. Here in a chat with me Mehar, Karan shares how Hasan Minhaj inspired the making of his first viral TikTok on qualified immunity, his comedic influences, and where he hopes this early success will take him. Follow him on TikTok and Instagram @thekaranmenon.