30 Comedians Worth Following on Twitter
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20. Jimmy Fallon – @jimmyfallon
Twitter Bio: astrophysicist
Followers: 4 million
Best Recent Tweet: BlackBerry laid off 11% of its workers. You can tell its bad cuz the CEO’s announcement ended w/ the line “Sent from my iPhone.” #FallonMono
Runner-Up: Shark Week Fact #4: Sharks have acute sensors that can detect smell and taste. They also have a powerful gaydar. #sharkfacts
19. Seth Myers – @sethmeyers21
Best Recent Tweet: Moody’s just downgraded US to “Beyond Thunderdome.”
Runner-Up: Well, I think I’ve perfected my Pawlenty impression! Can’t wait for the new season to start!
18. Kristen Schall – @kristenschaaled
Twitter Bio: Comedian, actress, writer.
Best Recent Tweet: Hey Bed Bath & Beyond, don’t call them “throw pillows” then act like I did something wrong in your store.
Runner-Up: To get my voice I eat fairies for breakfast. And Bjork blows into my face all night long.
17. Rainn Wilson – @rainnwilson
Twitter Bio: I am an actor and a writer and I co-created SoulPancake and my son, Walter.
Followers: 2.4 million
Best Recent Tweet: Invention: Sporklift. Machine for picking up large quantities of both liquids & solids.
Runner-Up: I’ve teamed up with @RalphLauren for my new fragrance, ‘Brocciflower.’ Smells of Broccoli, Cauliflower & freedom. And urine.
16. Donald Glover – @DonaldGlover
Twitter Bio: Donald/Childish Gambino.
Best Recent Tweet: The trending topics on twitter always look like the titles to movies in the Blockbuster dollar bin.
Runner-Up: Glad they gave Papa Smurf shades in the “Smurfs” movie poster. It really gets across the “this isn’t your grandma’s Smurfs!” sass I wanted.
15. Ben Schwartz – @rejectedjokes
Twitter Bio: Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Rec, Clyde Oberholt on House of Lies, Bill Hoyt on UnderCovers, Performer at the UCB Theatre, Calvin and Hobbes enthusiast.
Best Recent Tweet: When you type “whoa” to me in an email, please specify wether I should read it like Keanu reeves or Joey Lawrence.
Runner-Up: “Luck be a lady tonight.” – A guy that’s been fooled by a transvestite before
14. Conan O’Brien – @conanobrien
Twitter Bio: The voice of the people. Sorry, people.
Followers: 3.6 million
Best Recent Tweet: Newsweek apologized to Michele Bachmann for making her look crazy. Can’t wait to see this week’s cover with Gary Busey.
Runner-Up: Turns out, “Cowboys & Aliens” is NOT about Arizona’s immigration laws.
13. Patton Oswalt – @pattonoswalt
Twitter Bio: Mr. Oswalt is a former wedding deejay from Northern Virginia.
Best Recent Tweet: Friend just raved to me about FINAL DESTINATION 5: “The deaths are amazing.” Wish he’d been talking about THE SMURFS.
Runner-Up: The head of Scotland Yard, 10 minutes ago: “Send in Statham. SEND IN STATHAM!”
12. Jim Gaffigan – @jimgaffigan
Twitter Bio: Husband to hot wife, father of 4, comedian, actor, writer, former sleeper
Best Recent Tweet: It’s hard to take an airline seriously when the boarding pass looks like a McDonald’s receipt.
Runner-Up: Dear radio stations, instead of 40 minutes of commercial free music, how about 5 minutes of good music?
11. Paul F Tompkins – @PFTompkins
Twitter Bio: Hubris!
Best Recent Tweet: So it turns out those Corona ads are about drunks who get so obliterated on the street in broad daylight they think they’re on a beach.
Runner-Up: “EVERY week is shark week.” – An exasperated seal