10 Severely Under-Followed Funny People On Twitter
Some of the funniest people alive are giving a free show, right now. All you need in order to claim your free laughs is a twitter account and at least one finger to click “follow.” If you’re new to the Twitterverse, the initial “people to follow” suggestions have probably introduced you to the likes of Rob Delaney and TV special big-guns like Louis CK or Jim Gaffigan. If you’re only getting your jokes from them, you’re severely missing out.
I know what you’re thinking, “Chris, I don’t have time or energy to hunt down Twitter’s rising stars of comedy. I simply wouldn’t know where to start!” Well, you’re in luck because I’m here to give you that starting point you so desperately need.
The following is a list of 10 funny people with Twitter accounts, who use them, and are followed by less than 10,000 people (most of the people on this list are followed by far less than that. Shame on you, just about everyone in the world!)
Basically what I’m saying is, follow them right f**king now!
Often the funniest under-appreciated people on Twitter are bloggers, I think it’s because their funniest material gets lost in between blog posts. For a rare few, the blog posts are just as funny as the tweet-jokes. Ashley Burns, a writer on the Uproxx network, has that gift.
A good way to fight growing older is to just crush your Centrum Silver vitamins and snort them off a stripper's ass.
— Ashley Burns (@MayorBurnsy) August 1, 2012
Imagine the songs Adele could write if she dated Chris Brown.
— Ashley Burns (@MayorBurnsy) March 10, 2012
Why do good people die while Nickelback is free to make new albums?
— Ashley Burns (@MayorBurnsy) October 6, 2011
She might work for HBO, but until she’s writing dialogue for Judd Apatow, Krista Doyle is being misused. Whenever I’m arguing that women can be just as funny as men, I cite Miss Doyle. Last week I literally read her tweets aloud to a hysterical Damian.
Think Tina Fey, only not famous.
"You're killing me Smalls!" *shot widens to reveal Biggie holding gun to Ham Porter's head* The Sandlot was his now. In a way it always was.
— Krista Doyle (@Krista_Doyle) June 7, 2012
idk i kind of just feel like doing some crime this weekend
— Krista Doyle (@Krista_Doyle) July 26, 2012
was ja rule real
— Krista Doyle (@Krista_Doyle) July 25, 2012
Back in 2009 we threw ourselves a fake awards show, and Casey Jost was the host. He managed to kill with our shitty material, which says a lot. Since then, he’s written for two major television series (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Impractical Jokers) and currently hosts a monthly one man show “Fooling Around with Casey Jost” which has attracted he likes of Janeane Garofalo and Jim Gaffigan as guests.
Casey is easily one of the most talented people I’ve ever met, and the world is starting to notice. Just ask Entertainment Weekly.
Santa is probably watching us around this time because he thinks our guard is down. Well I'm onto you, Santa. I'm not a fucking idiot.
— Casey Jost (@CaseyJost) May 26, 2012
All Dogs Go To New Haven, Connecticut.
— Casey Jost (@CaseyJost) May 27, 2012
"Dude, You're Getting Adele!" – Opening line of the best man's speech at Adele's wedding.
— Casey Jost (@CaseyJost) February 2, 2012
Casey’s former improv partner Tim Duffy is no slouch himself. I mean, he might slouch, but it’s hard to tell using Twitter. Anyway, there are few people whose tweets make me laugh out loud consistently , but Tim is one of them.
The main ingredient in Monster Energy Drink is you being an asshole.
— Tim Duffy. (@TimDuffy) July 26, 2012
I'm troubled you expect the ghost of your dead friend to drink beer off the sidewalk.
— Tim Duffy. (@TimDuffy) June 22, 2012
Advice: When passing a note asking "Do you like me?" Offer only "yes" and "maybe" as options.
— Tim Duffy. (@TimDuffy) July 17, 2012
HelloGiggles writers are some of the internet’s funniest people. Corinne is one of my favorites out of that very talented pool. Her sense of humor is both self deprecating and laced with confidence, which go together like chocolate and peanut butter.
I like to imagine Dave Coulier crying, listening to You Oughta Know and saying "Cut it out, Alanis" to himself in the mirror
— corinne caputo (@corintellectual) July 27, 2012
The Fourth of July is a made up holiday invented by Betsy Ross to get people to buy flags in the summertime
— corinne caputo (@corintellectual) July 4, 2012
Breakfast in bed is stupid when ribs in bed is a thing that can happen instead
— corinne caputo (@corintellectual) July 24, 2012
If you’re following us on Twitter, you’ve seen this man’s face in your feed. If the rest of you regularly tweeted hysterical shit about food, sex, and booze, maybe you’d be on this list too.
Give a man a fish he'll eat for a day, take him to Olive Garden for fish an he'll have diarrhea for the night
— Juan Draper (@WhiskeyDickens) June 21, 2012
Anyone using a pay phone is cheatin on their spouse, a drug dealer, or trying to escape the Matrix
— Juan Draper (@WhiskeyDickens) June 19, 2012
I want to fight the sick fuck that invented pants
— Juan Draper (@WhiskeyDickens) July 10, 2012
This Boston born NYC comedian is one of the wittiest people on my timeline. If you like a good smart pun, Josh Gondleman has got you covered.
Every full moon I find myself wearing a striped shirt while lost in a crowd. Turns out I'm a Wereswaldo.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) May 12, 2011
Guys, you may not remember this, but Gordon Bombay was sent to coach The Mighty Ducks as punishment for a DUI. Because that makes sense.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) July 2, 2011
Can't decide whether I'm hungry or full of existential dread.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) August 1, 2012
I only discovered Ryan Patricks recently, but since then I’ve been hooked. Ryan sees the world differently from most people, when he shares that viewpoint on Twitter, we all win big.
Instead of throwing out expired milk, I just write "with pulp" on it and put it back in the fridge.
— Ryan Patricks (@Ryan_Patricks) July 17, 2012
Listen Michael Jackson, if you ask Annie if she is okay 13 times in a row and she doesn't respond, just stop asking and call an ambulance.
— Ryan Patricks (@Ryan_Patricks) July 21, 2012
All my friends are flipping out about Arrested Development coming back but I couldn't care less. They only had like one good song in 1992.
— Ryan Patricks (@Ryan_Patricks) July 30, 2012
As a writer at Mashable, Christine Erickson falls into a similar category as Mayor Burnsy. Her funniest tweets are sandwiched between blog posts containing internet gold. She’s also a master of the Twitter hashtag game, you guys can try to play with her, but she’s out of your league.
I don't mean to brag, but I am KILLING it at Kids Jeopardy.
— ✨Christine Erickson✨ (@christerickson) July 31, 2012
AMERICA IS FALLING APART AND IT'S BECAUSE OF CHICKEN SANDWICHES AND TWILIGHT!!
— ✨Christine Erickson✨ (@christerickson) July 25, 2012
Glamour says that this is the year for the awkward girl, so nobody ruin my moment!!!
— ✨Christine Erickson✨ (@christerickson) July 22, 2012