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 (16 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

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

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
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
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

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