Follow Friday: @SadMonsters (Frank Lesser)


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.

This week, we’re highlighting the Twitter of comedy writer Frank Lesser. He’s an Emmy award winner for his work at The Colbert Report, and when Lesser left the show, Colbert joked that “Around the office, Frank was known for his intelligence, his sensitivity, and his completely unproduceable scripts.” On the show he appeared as different characters, among them a drug lord, a conquistador, and Colbert’s “interview stunt beard.” Lesser is also the author of the book Sad Monsters and has been published by  McSweeney’s, Vulture, and The New York Times. Check out a collection of his funniest tweets below that showcase his clever brand of humor: