Everybody fancies themselves as some sort of wizard that can conjure up laughter by a few strokes of a keyboard on Twitter, but only a select few are truly worthy enough to have all of their witticisms transmitted to you - the ever busy comedy fan trying to navigate through an increasingly congested internet. Every Friday we’ll make your life a little bit easier by introducing you to an individual that you might not know about who consistently makes us laugh and momentarily forget that other days of the week exist.
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In 2009, Justin Shanes was a third year law associate at Hogan & Hartson. Nowadays, he’s a scribe on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon program, which is good because it sounds like he wasn’t the most loved employee in the law office.
He managed just fine during Hurricane Sandy.
Fortunately Mr. Shanes developed his comedy chops on elevators.
And by noticing certain trends.
Justin is empathetic to the plight of the Nigerian royalty.
Shanes likes to share his thoughts with anyone who can read.
He writes tweets as funny as that time that McNulty and Bunk only said the word “fuck” during a five minute scene.
Justin is the father of a unique child.
Shanes isn’t afraid to call out Bryan Greenberg.
He lives in such a nice neighborhood that his spiders are literate.
Justin is an adult and acts as such.
Shanes may not agree with you, but he will begrudgingly give you credit for committing to your opinion.
Like some of us, he kept Circuit City afloat in the early 00s.
Justin is courteous on the subway, to a fault.
Shanes’ humor isn’t loved by network executives.
He doesn’t have the right light bulb.
Justin watches too much television.
Shanes did not send that email to Laura.
He does not listen to Harris Wittels’ Analyze Phish podcast.
Justin has ruined envelopes forever.
Roger Cormier borrowed a Phish CD from his local public library in 2002, just to hear what all the jokes were about.