100 Essential Comedians to Follow on Twitter

Twitter is pretty ubiquitous these days. It seems like almost everyone’s got an account and comedians seem to LOVE the free service. It’s certainly got a lot going for it: it’s rapidly growing in popularity, it’s easier to maintain than a blog or website, and 140 characters seems to be just the right amount of space to squeeze in a good joke now and then. Additionally, if you’ve got a pretty substantial fan base (or you’re trying to grow one), Twitter can be an easy way to stay in touch and interact with your fans.

With all sorts of funny people hopping online it can be tough to keep track of them all, so I’ve made a list of 100 essential comedians you should be following on Twitter. Undoubtedly you’re following some of these people already, but hopefully this guide will help fill in the gaps.


Mike Birbiglia

Paul F. Tompkins

Jim Gaffigan

Patton Oswalt

Hannibal Buress

Kumail Nanjiani

Louis C.K.

Steve Agee

Reggie Watts

Kurt Braunohler

Kristen Schaal

Eugene Mirman

Todd Barry

A. D. Miles

Chelsea Peretti

Marc Maron

John Mulaney

Sarah Silverman

Julian McCullough

Bob Powers

Nick Kroll

Joe Mande

Michael Ian Black

Pete Holmes

Eddie Izzard

Doug Benson

Dave Hill

Michael Showalter

David Cross

Saturday Night Live Cast and Writers

Seth Meyers

Abby Elliott

Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone

Taran Killam

Jay Pharaoh

John Mulaney

Christine Nangle

Colin Jost

Paula Pell

Alex Baze

Jessica Conrad

Scott Weinstein

The Office

Rainn Wilson

BJ Novak

Mindy Kaling

Ed Helms


The cast and crew of Community are also huge fans of the service, going so far as to create fake accounts for their characters and doing an entire “Twitter” episode before this season’s premiere episode.

Creator Dan Harmon

Ken Jeong

Joel McHale

Yvette Brown

Gillian Jacobs

Alison Brie

Danny Pudi


It seems natural that the guys who shot to Internet stardom on YouTube would take their talents (truly awful puns and all) to Twitter.

DC Pierson

Dominic Dierkes

Donald Glover

Human Giant

All four Human Giant alums, who have since moved on to fry bigger fish, tweet often and tweet funny.

Paul Scheer

Aziz Ansari

Rob Huebel

Jason Woliner

The Daily Show/Colbert Report Writers and Performers

Rob Riggle

Rob Corddry

Mo Rocca

Steve Colbert

Aasif Mandvi

John Hodgman

Rory Albanese

Elliott Kalan

Hallie Haglund

Allison Silverman

Miles Khan


Steve Martin, who finally hit the Twitter scene a few weeks ago and has been killing it since

Michael McKean

Kevin Nealon

Tracy Morgan

Adam Carolla

Jay Mohr

Andy Richter

Conan O’Brien

John Cleese

Weird Al


Will Arnett

Jason Bateman

Peter Serafinowicz

Chris Hardwick

Jenny Slate

Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster, hosts of ‘The Best Show’ on WFMU, and writers for Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim & Eric.

Jimmy Fallon

Paul Feig, creator of Freaks & Geeks

Eric Appel, writer, director and producer of many fantastic Funny or Die shorts

Mike Drucker, writer for SNL and the Onion

Todd Levin, writer for Conan O’Brien

Rob Kutner , writer for Conan O’Brien

Bill Oakley, former Simpsons showrunner

Tom Lennon

Horatio Sanz

Adam Scott

Adam McKay

Tim Heidecker

Eric Wareheim

Seth Morris’ pitiful Bob Ducca character is a regular at the UCB LA Theatre and his feed makes for a beautifully tragic read

Ryan Simmons is a freelance blogger, and assistant video producer at Asylum.com. He performs regularly in New York City with his improv group Rocky Vee.

100 Essential Comedians to Follow on Twitter