The 11 Funniest Instagram Meme Accounts That Will Keep You Scrolling for Hours

Chelsey Sanchez
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From Harper's BAZAAR

There's nothing quite like the endorphin rush from laughing at a meme to distract you from the current cataclysmic state of the world and the banality of everyday life. Of course, any Internet inhabitant knows that a wide spectrum of meme humor exists. From the simply formatted jokes that even your grandma shares on Facebook to the deranged and inexplicable absurdity that only those generations who were weaned online would understand, we've rounded up all the best meme accounts to keep you scrolling for hours … and hours … and hours. Follow at your own discretion.

1) @fuckjerry



This account has more than 15 million followers for a reason. Posts include screenshots from Twitter (which, if we're being honest, is the true birthplace of all memes) and random, silly photos that might make you type "LMFAO" even though you didn't technically laugh out loud.

2) @ghosted1996

This one goes out to all my struggling e-girls out there. Ghosted1996 is the account to follow if you, too, repackage your own personal shame and trauma into self-deprecating jokes featuring a disheveled Barbie doll or a film still of Florence Pugh screaming during Midsommar. Yes, you can post these memes to your Instagram account as a subtle dig to your ex who still checks your stories, and, no, he won't understand them.

3) @wj_simmons

Run by this historian and essayist William J. Simmons (not that William J. Simmons who pops up as Google's first search result), the humble meme account is filled with takes on culture, history, art, and feminism. In other words, we love to see it.

4) @manicpixiememequeen

For people obsessed with the birth charts of their crushes and Lady Gaga, this is the meme representation you've been waiting for. Because, sometimes some memes just make you feel seen.

5) @memesturbationation

Self-deprecating jokes combined with the beauty of celebrities like Rihanna and Beyoncé make for a pretty good meme account.

6) @teenagestepdad

If ever there were an example of the artistry behind making memes, Teenage Stepdad would be it. Combining the aesthetic of '80s movie posters with the cynicism of millennials and Gen Zers, this is the perfect account to screw up your sleep schedule with.

7) @aidenarata



Do you subscribe to the niche aesthetic of cherub angels, early aughts celebrities, and vulgar fonts? This is just the account for you!

8) @th0t_catalog

Th0t_catalog manages to achieve the perfect blend of satire and earnestness. Communicated through Comic Sans, no less.

9) @Shitheadsteve

You've likely already seen one of Shitheadsteve's memes floating around somewhere on your feed. With more than five million followers and as the self-proclaimed "best meme page of 2020 10 years in a row" (by what metrics, we don't know), the posts under this account will surely keep you distracted for as long as you need them to.

10) @trickery

Trickery's personal brand of memes are simple yet effective. Most involve a humorous caption that sets up a video.

11) @ordinarypeoplememes

Plastering ordinary phrases onto photos of ordinary people, this account is pretty much what its username makes it out to be.

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