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.
Micro-blogging site Twitter is not only a great source of entertainment, it can be very funny too. The 140 character limit makes it perfect medium for humour delivered in quick, inspired bursts.
For a few weeks now, I've been compiling a list of people who are consistently funny on Twitter. I consulted friends and followers, fellow journalists, existing 'Funny People on Twitter' lists (there are many), and even a few of my comedian friends.
What I found were a lot of 'funny' Tweeters who are consistently self-deprecating, angry (sorry @LouisCK), self-promoting (sorry @joelmchale), needy, or rude (sorry @sarahsilverman), but not consistently funny.
I also found some Tweeters who have obviously found their voice in this new medium, and are having a ball writing for it every day.
Fair warning. If you are offended by coarse language please don't click through to the Twitter feeds I've marked R-rated.
1. Sh*t My Dad Says (@sh*tmydadsays)
Rating: R, for chronic F-word usage.
Followers: 485,722 followers
Twitter bio: Name: Justin I'm 29. I live with my 73-year-old dad. He is awesome. I just write down sh*t that he says.
This one may be a little overexposed, but it's simply the funniest Twitter feed I've seen to date. The bio information on the account sets it up perfectly, so I'll say no more.
"You know, sometimes it's nice having you around. But now ain't one of those times. Now gimmie the remote we're not watching this bullsh*t."
"I turn the kitchen faucet on and the shower burns you, yes, I get it... No, I'm not gonna stop, I'm just saying yes, I get that concept."
2. Bad Banana (@badbanana)
Twitter bio: Sometimes I just want to give it all up and become a handsome billionaire.
Tim Siedell (aka badbanana) is a regular guy/family man who found his funny on Twitter. He tweets a lot, and almost every tweet is funny. Check out his feed. The dude is a one-liner machine.
"One of these days, our kids will realise we're saddling them with massive debt. So let's act now and raise the voting age."
"My wife and daughters are sick. It occurs to me that flu immunity might be tied to sports trivia knowledge."
"I think @peeweeherman is using a ghostwriter. Read his tweets and you'll pick up the unmistakable writing style of Chairy."
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