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The 10 funniest people on Twitter

Their tweets are guaranteed to make you laugh

With its 140-character limit, Twitter is a perfect medium for humour delivered in quick, inspired bursts. These 10 tweeters bring the funny, and then some. Follow PC Advisor at Twitter.com/PCAdvisor.

3. Stephen Colbert (@stephenathome)

Rating: PG; doesn't tweet anything (much) he wouldn't say on TV.

Followers: 1,082,754

Twitter bio: [none]

Now here's a surprise: Stephen Colbert's Twitter feed is funny! Colbert has surely succeeded Howard Stern as America's new King of All Media.

"Happy 60th birthday communist china. fyi - in America that's traditionally the debt-forgiving anniversary."

"if a clown offers you a hamburger, and it's not ronald mcdonald, do not eat the hamburger. learned that the hard way."

"if the undead get born again, do they cancel each other out?"

4. Meeting Boy (@meetingboy)

Followers: 1,571

Rating: PG; worst word I could find was 'whore'.

Twitter bio: Say or do something stupid in a meeting and I'll tweet it

If you liked Mike Judge's movie Office Space, chances are you'll get a kick out of Meeting Boy. He simply tweets about meetings and the funny/stupid things people do in them - and in the workplace in general. It's essentially a funny-because-it's-true chronicle of the everyday bull and doublespeak we have to endure at the great tragic sitcom we star in every day at work.

"Two weeks left on a tight deadline. 'Starting Monday the team will meet every day for status.' Problem solved!"

"I hope the unexplained emergency that forced you to be out of the office Thursday through Tuesday went OK. Also, nice tan."

"Senior management announces that Account Management is now called 'Idea Management', but somehow I'm the bad guy for yelling 'April Fools!'"

5. Baron Vaughn (@barvonblaq)

Rating: PG; some adult language.

Followers: 1,137

Twitter bio: The Man. The Myth. Definitely a Myth.

Vaughn is an actor and comedian. He tweets funny, and seems tuned into the tech stuff, too.

"I wanna punch the Palm Pre redheaded girl in the translucent face."

"Just added 'Blaxploitation' to Word's and Firefox's dictionary. They both just got cooler. iPhone knew it already."

6. Not Gary Busey (@GaryJBusey)

Rating: R; scattered foul language, sexual references.

Followers: 6259

Twitter bio: I'm the patron saint of headbutts.

Here's a fake Twitter account set up for Gary Busey. It's a rapid-fire pun-fest, and not all of the puns are funny. Still, Gary is far funnier on this Twitter feed than he is in real life, and every bit as angry and eccentric, too.

"I'm starting an online community for cats called 'Tenth Life'"

"I plugged in the Duck Hunt gun and played the Beatles' Rockband game as Mark David Chapman."

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