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.
Saturday Night Live Cast and Writers
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.
It seems natural that the guys who shot to Internet stardom on YouTube would take their talents (truly awful puns and all) to Twitter.
All four Human Giant alums, who have since moved on to fry bigger fish, tweet often and tweet funny.
The Daily Show/Colbert Report Writers and Performers
Steve Martin, who finally hit the Twitter scene a few weeks ago and has been killing it since
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
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.