Meet the Dublin TikTok legend who gets paid by the public to do crazy challenges around the city center
TikTokers are raving about a boy from Dublin who gets paid to do crazy dares around the city centre.
John Sharkey accepted money from randomers on the street, either in cash or in Revolut payments to provide his viewers with the craziest challenges imaginable.
The young Irishman makes it his mission never to do anything illegal or harm anyone, but the orders he receives from passers-by are enough to damage his reputation.
He told Dublin Live: “Most people know the limits of what they can ask me to do, but I’ve encountered a few boundary pushers.
“For example, I’ve met a few people who wanted me to punch a boy in the face, rob a store and vandalize property – which I politely declined.
“I never got in trouble for anything because I never hurt anyone. I always apologize or say thank you afterwards.
“It’s not about what you do, it’s about how. When you’re a positive person who’s just trying to be cool, people are usually laid back.”
Mr Sharkey shouted “Suuuii” (Ronaldo’s classic phrase) into a busker’s microphone on Henry Street, intentionally fell to the ground in front of someone and went to Gino’s to walk over to an employee to give him a kiss.
The scene creator seems to do anything to embarrass himself for money, but it’s kind of fun.
John said: “I do comedic sketches of Irish phrases taken literally, for example, throws me over the kettle and then someone actually throws me over the kettle.
“I don’t know where I get my comedy ideas from. They just come to me in everyday life to talk to people.
“To be honest, you might not think so, but creating half-interesting, half-funny short videos about everyday life is a challenge in itself. There is a process for every video, you have to come up with the idea, plan, shoot, edit the post. Then you need to reply to comments and go live to promote the video.
Dublin’s daredevil John doesn’t care what people think because in the end it’s kinda fun.
He continued: “People in general and even my family when I tell them what I do in my free time think I’m weird and maybe crazy in the head but listen you can’t please everything the world, I guess.
“For the most part, doing public challenges is great, aside from the rejections when you ask a random person going through their day to help you create a TikTok.”
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