Follow Friday: @KateBerlant

Everybody fancies themselves as some sort of wizard that can conjure up laughter by a few strokes of a keyboard, but only a few tweeters 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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Kate Berlant (@KateBerlant) is one of those stand-up comedians that you are told to watch out for in the best way possible. She was kind enough to elaborate (tersely, as is her style) on a few of her funniest tweets.

“I tweeted this while immersed in my Facebook vulnerability trashcan.”

“This is a 2013 ‘dating tweet.’”

“Wow! Another ‘dating tweet.’ I don’t do these that often, but when I do they tend to come in blocks (of calcified disappointment ;)!)

“This is me on Twitter reacting to my past while keeping a firm eye on the future.”

“I like tweets that strive to be cinematic WHILE ALSO incorporating moms.”

Kate does in fact enjoy those types of tweets. For example:


Kate is resolute.

There’s a specific gift you can give her.

But she really truly has one big wish.

Kate thinks about her mortality a lot.

There’s only one thing she isn’t confident about.

She is a witch.

And a trickster.

And she is mad at you.

Kate is on a rampage.

But she wishes you the best.

Berlant is withholding.

Even in her suggestive dancing.

Kate is making a smoothie.

But there’s not going to be any muscle milk in it.

She didn’t believe in change.

But that changed.

All you need to know is that Kate is doing the best she can.

Follow Friday: @KateBerlant