Twitter humor
March 23, 2009 3:48 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for the best in twitter comedy, twitters I can follow that are funny and will make me laugh. I appreciate satire but have a hard time enjoying most "fake celebrity" twitters.
posted by ilike to Computers & Internet (31 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
A good place to start finding some people is Favrd, yeah, it's all a big circle jerk for the leaderboard, but some of the guys getting faved day after day actually are quite entertaining
posted by starzero at 3:54 AM on March 23, 2009

I can recommend Peter Serafinowicz - British comedian from Spaced and Shaun of the Dead. His puns and comedy competitions regularly have me in stitches.
posted by AzzaMcKazza at 4:01 AM on March 23, 2009

If you're of a political bent I have been known to laugh out loud at Red, White and News.
posted by ravcasleygera at 4:08 AM on March 23, 2009

Christopher Walken's twitter (cwalken) makes me laugh out loud.
posted by gwenlister at 4:27 AM on March 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

Is that really Christopher Walken? If not it's uncannily in character.
posted by Happy Dave at 4:37 AM on March 23, 2009

CarlinQuotes is always fun
posted by Mach5 at 4:43 AM on March 23, 2009

Warren Ellis, if you are not easily offended, makes me laugh EVERY DAY.
posted by Medieval Maven at 5:41 AM on March 23, 2009 [1 favorite]

Michael Ian Black is usually amusing. Eddie Izzard sometimes has funny quips, but generally it's just news. I enjoy following a few british authors whose senses of humor tickle my fancy: Michael Marshall, Julian Simpson, Sara Pinborough. Then you'll see who they reply to and find more.
posted by parabola01 at 5:43 AM on March 23, 2009

I would highly recommend Laura Ingles Wilder... I also enjoy a little Darth Vader or Cobra Commander when I feel like having a geeky chuckle
posted by MeetCleaverTheatre at 5:52 AM on March 23, 2009


MelvinBison (for Street Fighter fans)
posted by qvtqht at 5:59 AM on March 23, 2009

posted by qvtqht at 6:01 AM on March 23, 2009

I would recommend a friend of mine JarfOmega. Makes me laugh pretty much every day.
posted by te1contar at 6:01 AM on March 23, 2009

I just started following Rob Corddry.

Whoever is doing Hot Amish Chick deserves the Nobel prize in, well, in something.
posted by bondcliff at 6:03 AM on March 23, 2009

I always love Fireland.
posted by MsMolly at 6:25 AM on March 23, 2009

Seconding Hot Amish Chick and Darth Vader.


The ubiquitous Hodgeman


Pretty good: PaulaPoundstone

And regular guy, but funny: JoeSchmitt
posted by RedEmma at 6:44 AM on March 23, 2009

The 100 Best Comedy Twitters, according to Comedy Central.
posted by sharkfu at 7:22 AM on March 23, 2009 [2 favorites]

hotdogsladies makes me chortle.
posted by felix grundy at 7:31 AM on March 23, 2009

@RedEmma-- didn't Tina Fey say in a recent interview that it's not her on Twitter?

(after some googling)

Yeah, here it is. Or maybe you're enjoying fake Tina Fey in his/her own right. Just thought I should mention it.
posted by sharkfu at 7:32 AM on March 23, 2009

Seconding Michael Ian Black. Also, John Mayer, who said himself that his posts are 80% ridiculous/20% heartfelt. Rainn Wilson is hit or miss. Mindy Kaling is better, just being naturally funny while twittering about her own life.
posted by kidsleepy at 8:25 AM on March 23, 2009

I recently started SEOLOL. Basically, when I do SEO work I end up going through thousands of real queries people put into Google. A lot of them are hilarious, and this is the place I list them all.

Also on Tumblr.
posted by DrDreidel at 9:27 AM on March 23, 2009

I'm pretty partial to Fireland myself. He's unexpected, and pretty laugh out loud funny at times.
posted by thatbrunette at 9:45 AM on March 23, 2009

I like TheZing...
posted by lexfri at 9:48 AM on March 23, 2009

P Twitty a.k.a. P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Puffy, Sean Combs etc. is the most inspiring thing you will read. No one has positive energy like that man. One of his famous antics: having tantric sex... and twittering while he did it.
posted by battlebison at 10:54 AM on March 23, 2009

I think Russell Brand is hilarious, but I get the impression he may be an acquired taste for some people. There is also Metafilter's own Wendell.
posted by Julnyes at 11:12 AM on March 23, 2009

if you're a fan of NFL, fake Philip Rivers is hilarious

sometimes the hipsterrunoff is funny. h8 it when he sounds too 'emo' but maybe i just don't 'get' him, yall
posted by citron at 1:04 PM on March 23, 2009

I like DieLaughing and ivegotzooms.
posted by ttyn at 1:43 PM on March 23, 2009

The Christopher Walken is most likely not not real but the story behind the account tantalizingly leaves open the possibility.
posted by shadytrees at 5:54 PM on March 23, 2009

keith marder is not a celeb or a fake celeb but he's really funny, pretty much doing stand-up into twitter.
posted by scrawlyman at 6:05 PM on March 23, 2009

Charlie Brooker is funny, and he always makes me laugh. In fact, I'm pretty much only following comedians on Twitter, but it's surprising how dull some of them can be. David Mitchell, for one, doesn't really flex his comedic muscle on Flickr; he just lets you know when he's published another whiny Guardian article (I do like David Mitchell a lot). Michael Ian Black is sometimes very funny, sometimes not so much. Alan Carr is sometimes amusing (though mostly because I can imagine what he'd sound like saying all his tweets). And Russell Brand's just perplexing.

Then again, I always enjoy Soupy Sales (I don't believe that's real)!
posted by Mael Oui at 7:49 PM on March 23, 2009

I meant Twitter where I said Flickr. It's hard to keep these damned sites straight.
posted by Mael Oui at 7:54 PM on March 23, 2009

Tina Fey (don't know if it's her or not) is at best occasional, but hilarious:
"I don't even know why I bother to chew corn anymore"
Nick Nolte(fake) is twisted:
"Bobby Flay's comin over later to see who can cook up the tastiest speedball. He don't stand a chance."
Nick Nolte(fake) is twisted:
"I would only remake Citizen Kane if they let me convert Rosebud into a kickass SeaDoo."
posted by markovitch at 3:49 AM on March 30, 2009

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