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all the cool kids are movin’ to Austin

♬ original sound - trevor wallace

"Where else would you want to live where it's 93 degrees out, gloomy and smells like queso?" Trevor Wallace said.

TheCalifornian comedian poked fun at new Austin move-ins with $2,000/month dumpsters, plenty of Austiny quirks and an ode to Texas weather in a viral TikTok last week.

Over 1.8 million viewers have seen the video since it was posted on May 5. The post, which channels the woes of some Austinites—and the onslaught of "cool kids" that move in from his home state every day—has more than 275,000 likes as of Tuesday.

Austin's skyrocketing rents were on full display in the video as Wallace approached a dumpster that he claims goes for just $2,000 a month on Zillow ("and it's got a sunroof").

The comedian, who has gained 7.6 million TikTok followers for his often-douchey, clueless characters, also took aim at Austin's culture with these quick-witted quips:

  • "When we move here, what color do you think you're going to dye your hair?"
  • "Did you know if you say brisket three times fast, you'll actually shit your pants!"
  • "I'm actually growing out my mullet right now."
  • "What's my love language? Girls in a pink cowboy hat."
Wallace also commended the southern city's summertime weather. "Today's weather forecast—a Rainforest Cafe that caught on fire, which is pretty good for us," Wallace said in the skit.

Austin landmarks, including the Texas Capitol and Sixth Street, were on full display as Wallace satirized both Austin's queso-obsessed food scene and recent move-ins in one clever stroke.

"You don't know what queso is? (Laughs in clogged arteries) must be from Fort Worth," Wallace said. "That's in Texas, right?"

Wallace also took a jab at Austin's live-in comedian Joe Rogan, its public transportation and the tendency to see a few too many guns for a Californian's comfort in downtown Austin.

"New York has subways, LA's got Ubers, Austin's got scooters... and shooters," Wallace said. "Welcome to Sixth Street!"

In true Austinite fashion, many residents joined in on the lighthearted jokes against their city in the comments, while others took on the age-old duty of asking no more move-ins to make their way to Austin.


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