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  2. @HelloLaneMoore on Ponytails, Modern Dating, and SpecificityLane Moore is an award-winning standup comedian, writer (The Onion, The New Yorker Shouts & Murmurs, McSweeney’s), actor on HBO’s Girls, […]
  3. Ian Charles Garner (@sweatpantspapi) on Using Twitter Not as a Stage But […]Ian Charles Garner is a future EGOT recipient who is constantly sporting a fresh fade and always attached to his phone. He’s gearing up to […]
  4. Jackie Jennings (@ohhijackie) on Politics, Toilets, Death, and TimeJackie Jennings is a host for the SyFy channel and regular at the UCB theater (GOAT, A Big Dumb Thing). This week we talked about three of her […]
  5. @Rawiya Kameir on Cultural Specificity and Hating TwitterRawiya Kameir is a writer and editor in New York. She edits The Outline’s culture section. This week she and I talked about three of her […]
  6. @YungInstitution on Sexuality, Caffeine, and ‘Law & Order’@YungInstitution aka Josh lives in New York. He has a job that asks him to sign a lot of Non Disclosure Agreements and would replace him in a […]
  7. @CarinaHsieh on Engagement Tests and Barnes & Noble FlashbacksCarina Hsieh is a writer and comedian living in Delethisburg, Brooklyn. She’s currently a Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan.com […]
  8. Mariah Smith (@mRiah) on Twitter and the Social Circles of CelebritiesMariah Smith is a comedian, writer and producer in New York City. In 2015, Smith created Keeping Up With the Kontinuity Errors, a blog that […]
  9. Joshua Jennifer Espinoza (@sadqueer4life) on Tweets, Poems, and “Me: / […]Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, AKA @sadqueer4life, is a trans woman poet living in California. Her work has been featured in The Offing, The […]
  10. @NateVarrone on Tomi Lahren and Tweeting Before BedNate Varrone is a comedian and writer living in Chicago. He performs in large theatres and small synagogues across the United States with The […]
  11. Biniam Bizuneh (@biniambiz) on Erratic Behavior and Radical HonestyBiniam Bizuneh is a writer and comedian based in Los Angeles. He’s the creator the web series LieGuys, and most recently he performed on the […]
  12. Shantira Jackson (@tira_son) on Babies, Grandparents, and TrollsShantira Jackson is a writer for the upcoming BET show 50 Central, a former writer for Cards Against Humanity, and a Second City Mainstage […]
  13. Talking with Cheerleader to the Revolution @JesTomJes Tom (they/them) is a weird queer standup comic based in NYC, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg […]
  14. @Jodecicry on Navigating Academia While Black and Finding a Community […]@Jodecicry is 22, a grad student studying Media and Communications, and a hot mess. This week she talked to me about three of her favorite […]
  15. Mary Boo Anderson (@whoismaryboo) Finds Power in Talking About Sensitive […]Mary Boo Anderson is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. Her work has been featured in Spy Kids Review, Peach Mag, and Leste among […]
  16. Alex West (@post_prufrock) on the Freedom to be Genuine on TwitterAlex West is a millennial, does cancer research, and absolutely loves making friends on the web. Also he would like to be added to The Awl’s […]
  17. Hassan S. Ali (@Hassanisms) on Millennials and PositivityHassan S. Ali is a comedy writer, video maker, and creative technologist with over 15 million video views, 2 viral chatbots, and yet zero […]
  18. Lily Du (@LilyD) on Death and Dragging Out Jokes Lily Du is a comedic performer and writer based in New York. She performs at The UCB Theater on Harold Night and across the country with […]
  19. @Erica_Rosie on Boredom, Hyperactivity, and Misinterpreted Jokes@Erica_Rosie is 23 and lives in Tampa, FL. She’s really tall and could be killed by a walnut. This week she spoke to me about four of her […]
  20. Shaliek Jenkins (@hateshaliek) on Editing Videos and Going to the InternetShaliek Jenkins is a Los Angeles-based content creator, standup comedian, writer, and DJ hailing from New York. Jenkins is currently navigating […]
  21. Celeste Yim (@celestrogen) on Activism and Bits Celeste Yim is a Toronto-based comedian. You can find her @celestrogen everywhere and can find her work at celestrogen.com. She’s a Bob Curry […]
  22. Talking Twitter with ‘Full Frontal’ Writer/Correspondent Ashley Nicole […]Ashley Nicole Black is a writer and correspondent on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. She dropped out of a PhD program at Northwestern […]
  23. @Alex3nglish on Ex-Boyfriends and Nervous Laughter Alex English is a New York City based standup comedian, writer and actor by way of Detroit, MI. He has opened for such acts as Sasheer Zamata […]
  24. @RekhalShankar Wants to Be a Void Rekha Shankar is a comedy writer, performer, and video editor in Brooklyn. She improvises at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and writes […]
  25. Rae Sanni on Progress, the President, and the Future Rae Sanni is a comedian and writer from Brooklyn, NY who has been bringing her unique perspective on everything from pop culture to race and […]
  26. Melissa Lozada-Olivia (@ellomelissa) on Nihilistic Humor and Being an Alien Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a Guatolombian nationally recognized & touring spoken word poet. She has been featured on Button Poetry, Bustle, the […]
  27. Brittany Spanos (@ohheybrittany) on Nicki Minaj, Teen Fandoms, and Group […] Brittany Spanos is a staff writer at Rolling Stone who has interviewed everyone from Stevie Nicks to Rae Sremmurd. She grew up in Chicago’s […]
  28. @BransonReese on Cartoons, Furries, and Henry Rollins ​Branson Reese is a cartoonist and comedian living in NYC. He performs weekly at the Magnet Theater and monthly as an alcoholic goose puppet […]
  29. @DewaynePerkins on Gayness, Blackness, Strangers, and Strangers Dewayne Perkins a Chicago-based comedian and writer. He’s an alumni of the Second City, where he just finished writing and performing Black […]
  30. Janelle James (@janellejcomic) on Inanimate Objects and Hot DudesJanelle James is a New York-based comedian and writer. She can be seen on Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight, and Uproarious. She was […]
  31. The Simple Beauty of a Perfectly Constructed Vine 2016 was a very, very bad year no matter how you slice it. In tough times, comedy is often a form of escape that people turn to when they […]
  32. Talking to @Thugtear About Broke Boi Tweets and Learning G, or @thugtear, is a “misunderstood twitter terrorist with strong ties to the community.” He believes Mississauga will be the new LA in a […]
  33. @LangstonKerman on Trump’s Cabinet, Redheads, and Cam’Ron Langston Kerman is a stand up comedian, actor, and writer. He’s written for Chris Rock at the 2016 Academy Awards as well as the upcoming […]
  34. Pat Regan (@poregan) on Making Dozens of Tweets About a Single TopicPat Regan is a standup and improv comedian in New York City. He was a performer on Lloyd Night at the UCB Theater for many years and recently […]
  35. Talking to Mamoudou N’Diaye About ‘#,’ a Film That Looks at Police […] Mamoudou N’Diaye’s # is a short narrative film inspired by the Brooklyn comic’s reality in which as a black man he lives in fear of the […]
  36. @AnaFabregaGood on Characters Without Context and Coping with […] Ana Fabrega is a comedian in New York City. She produces, hosts, and performs at comedy venues and art spaces around the city. She hosts a […]
  37. @JoanofDarkness on Being Honest to Strangers Online Keri, AKA @joanofdarkness, is a Scottish novelty act, chronic Gemini, and aspiring human. In her spare time she enjoys reading Gilmore Girls […]
  38. May Wilkerson (@shutupmay) on Twitter as an Open MicMay Wilkerson is a standup comedian and writer living in Brooklyn, originally from outside of Boston. She performs in clubs around the city and […]
  39. Clare O’Kane (@babysfirstgun) on the Easiest and Hardest Jokes to MakeClare O’Kane is an actress, comedian and writer from San Jose, California, living in Los Angeles. She has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe […]
  40. Colette McIntyre (@calledcolette) on Celebs on Social Media and Getting […] Colette McIntyre is a writer and comedian not using her college degree in Brooklyn. She writes about comedy, sex, intersectional feminism, […]
  41. Catherine Cohen (@catccohen) on Exhaustion, Facebook, and JeansCatherine Cohen is a comedian/ voiceover artist living in Brooklyn. She performs on a house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and […]
  42. Talking to @merrittk About Formulas, Furries, and Phrasing Merritt k is a writer and podcaster. Her first book, Videogames for Humans, is an exploration of contemporary interactive fiction and was […]
  43. @MinkaHunter on Catsuits and Tweets Taken Out of Context @MinkaHunter is an overcaffeinated Albuquerque mall teen in her 30s seeking a cushy internet job with name-brand seltzer benefits and access […]
  44. Jaboukie Young-White on the Zen of Memes Jaboukie Young-White is an NYC-based comedian and filmmaker. He’s been featured on The Fader and Clickhole and was a finalist at 2016’s NYC […]
  45. Steph Davidson (@stephcd) on Tweets That Are Easy on the Eyes Steph Davidson is an illustrator and designer. You can find her work on Bloomberg Businessweek and on her website. This week I spoke with her […]
  46. @AndrewTi on the Tweets That Have Stuck with and/or Haunted HimAndrew Ti is the creator of the blog and podcast Yo, Is This Racist? This week, I asked him to tell me about three of his favorite tweets, and […]
  47. Talking to Langan Kingsley (@ThisIsLangan) About Lies and Honesty on […] Langan Kingsley has been doing comedy for one million years all over New York City. She has also made over 100 billion American dollars […]
  48. @BowenYang Talks Politics, Language, and ‘Colors of the Wind’ Bowen Yang is a Brooklyn-based comedian and producer. He performs monthly with the sketch group Pop Roulette at UCB Chelsea and co-writes the […]
  49. @AllieWach on Advice, Stars, and Getting Personal Allie Wach is an aspiring Instagram honey with a birth chart identical to Lindsay Lohan’s. She is 1/3 of the world’s only living podcast, […]
  50. @KarenCheee on Frustration and Real Tweets Karen Chee is a writer and performer who contributes to sites like McSweeney’s, The New Yorker, Reductress, and CollegeHumor. She’s a rising […]
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