Join 3,380 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Funniest debate live tweeters?
October 22, 2012 1:52 PM   Subscribe

Who are the funniest people to follow on Twitter during the presidential debate?

During the last two debates (VP and the last Pres) I really enjoyed Patton Oswalt's Twitter updates. Paul and Storm also served up hilarious commentary.

Who else is worth following tonight? I lean liberal so I'd prefer people with a similar bent but non-partisan is fine as are conservatives as long as they offer funny, somewhat-intelligent stuff rather than just the crap your Crazy Republican Uncle says on Facebook.

I'm specifically looking for people to follow who will be live-tweeting the debate, not just Your Favorite Funny Person On Twitter.

Funny is key. Unless they're doing bong hits tonight between 9:00 and 11:00 I don't want to know what Ann Coulter or Joe Biden are tweeting.
posted by bondcliff to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (17 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
Chris Rock was painfully hilarious last time around, for both P and VP debates.
posted by elizardbits at 1:55 PM on October 22, 2012


I've been liking Bill Maher.
posted by lovableiago at 2:00 PM on October 22, 2012


Unfortunately, the Chris Rock account that was tweeting during the debates is a parody account. HOWEVER, it's still funny. And recommended.

Here are some accounts that have been consistently funny the last few debates:

Bill Maher
Patton Oswalt
Paul Ford
Mo Rocca
posted by Zosia Blue at 2:02 PM on October 22, 2012


Chris Rock was painfully hilarious last time around, for both P and VP debates.

I don't think he tweeted during the debates; you might have seen one of the Chris Rock "parody" accounts, where some random person uses the name of an established comic to try to shoehorn their way into fame.
posted by Greg Nog at 2:02 PM on October 22, 2012


John Fugelsang.
posted by batmonkey at 2:11 PM on October 22, 2012


@CoolAssMarvin
posted by trunk muffins at 2:17 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


The guys from Key and Peele do the blindingly hilarious Obama's Anger Translator. It kept me cracking up the entire time during the last debate. Particularly, this tweet :

Obama Translated‏@ObamaTranslated
OBAMA: I'm happy to answer the question. TRANS: MAN GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY FACE OLD MAN! I'M ABOUT TO DROP YOU IN FRONT OF THESE KIDS!
posted by teleri025 at 2:47 PM on October 22, 2012


Kumail Nanjiani is pretty funny (and pretty mad about the fakey Chris Rock account.) @kumailn He's Pakistani (maybe Pakistani-American?) so might have some zingers laced with, you know, knowledge for the foreign policy debate.
posted by purpleclover at 3:05 PM on October 22, 2012


Witstream. All the funniest people in one place.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:07 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not twitter, but The Economist Live Blog is a pretty good mix of politics and humor. Link goes to second presidential debate.
posted by true at 3:24 PM on October 22, 2012


Andy Borowitz!
posted by scody at 3:28 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ana Marie Cox, founder of Wonkette.
posted by jgirl at 3:41 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I spent the last three debates hiding under a quilt eating anxiolytics in the company of:
Paul RyanGosling
Adam Kotsko
Susie Bright
Onion Politics
Dave Pell
Gerry Canavan (MeFi's own)
Claire Potter
posted by firstdrop at 3:49 PM on October 22, 2012


Vanity Fair was good last debate.
posted by maryr at 3:53 PM on October 22, 2012


Mott Romney
posted by seiryuu at 5:28 PM on October 22, 2012


Jenny Johnson

http://www.witstream.com/contributor/Jenny_Johnson
posted by damn dirty ape at 6:07 PM on October 22, 2012


John Fugelsang (as mentioned) and (TV's) Frank Conniff were great.
posted by mephron at 1:28 AM on October 23, 2012


« Older Can someone tell me how I can ...   |  I just got an offer to publish... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.