Right now, with so much uncertainty in these unprecedented times, the power of humor is extremely formidable. One person who contributes a much needed laugh during these difficult times is actor Leslie Jordan.
You may recognize Jordan from his supporting role as Beverly Leslie in “Will & Grace”, the various characters he has played in the “American Horror Story” franchise over the years, or as Lonnie Garr in the sitcom “90s “Hearts on fire. ‘
But it’s the performances he’s given on his own personal social media that are making him viral amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“I didn’t realize (I’m bloated) until last night when everyone started calling me to say you went viral. I don’t even know what that means! ” Jordan told Monday.
The 64-year-old actor explained that while working on the show “Cool Kids” in 2018, he was urged by execs to get on social media, which he didn’t really want to do. But it is the videos that he has recently posted on Instagram that most comforted people.
“I had a friend when the pandemic hit, he said,” You know what, Leslie? Your thoughts are exactly what people should hear now. It’s not like wagging your finger or saying “Wear your mask” or do this or do that. You’re just funny, ”Jordan explained. “And so we started coming up with all kinds of little ideas. I mainly do it for the reaction of the people. “
And the reactions were enormous. In just a few days, Jordan’s Instagram followers have grown by over 400,000 followers. Many of his videos have been shared by fans on Twitter, collecting hundreds of thousands more views there.
In a hilarious clip, Jordan twists a back stretcher like a baton to demonstrate a home exercise.