Follow Friday: @TheMikeLawrence


A lot of Twitter users take to the platform to test out their latest jokes and quips, but certain people truly excel at making us laugh with the available characters and constraints. With the Internet being such a big place, it can be difficult to find the comedians most worthy of your RTs and favs. Each Friday we feature one person whose consistent short-form online humor deserves your attention and to be on your Twitter feed.

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This week, we’re recommending the Twitter feed of comedian Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence). He’s an NYC-based standup who did his first special as part of Comedy Central’s series The Half Hour earlier this year (check out our interview with him here). He’s also appeared on Conan, Totally Biased, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, and most recently, @midnight. Mike Lawrence is as funny on Twitter as he is on the stage and frequently fires off jokes about the comedy world, pro wrestling, and how much he dislikes Low Winter Sun. Check out a collection of his best tweets below:

There’s a difference between being lazy and not wanting to start something cause you think you’ll die soon— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) October 29, 2013
The voice of my generation is autotune— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) April 30, 2013
Ghadafi, Osama, Kim Jong Il all dead in the same year. Hell’s going to have a better 3 Stooges movie than we are.— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) December 19, 2011
The reason I like Breaking Bad more than football is that the criminals in it are likable— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) September 9, 2013
Nothing will haunt me more than seeing Sonic the Hedgehog drown.— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) October 22, 2013
Hey Blockbuster, remember that time I rented Requiem For a Dream from you and you didn’t tell me the “ass to ass” scene was edited? Die.— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) November 8, 2013
Hitler ruined the possibility of saying anyone else is the worst elected official ever — Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) November 5, 2013
About to play trampoline dodgeball with a bunch of Canadians. That’s the kind of sport you can create when you have socialized medicine. — Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) November 5, 2013
Just remember that when Carl Winslow was being harassed by Urkel, he’d spent the day as a cop getting shot and watching friends die— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) November 1, 2013
Just remember that when Carl Winslow was being harassed by Urkel, he’d spent the day as a cop getting shot and watching friends die— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) November 1, 2013
Halloween was so much fun before it became “Less racist St. Patrick’s Day” — Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) October 27, 2013
Are they any Irish people that are homophobic because they hate that gays took rainbows from them?— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) October 20, 2013
Comedians often are either 22 with thinning hair and sagging man boobs or 48 with cargo shorts, a striped shirt, and a backpack— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) October 6, 2013
If you work at Mcdonals you aren’t eligible to win the Monopoly sweepstakes. Because of all the money you’re already making— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) July 13, 2013
There should be a song called ” I Could’ve Texted But I Just Needed To Hear A Voice”— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) September 19, 2013
Newark airport is the Low Winter Sun of airports.— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) September 27, 2013
I imagine Psy watching “What Does the Fox Say” in a cluttered basement drinking whiskey and whispering to himself ” enjoy it while it lasts”— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) October 15, 2013