Saturday, November 28, 2009

Comedians on Twitter

Some people don't even know what Twitter is, how it works, what the point of it is, or why people even bother to log in...but for those of you who are locked in, you know where I'm coming from...

Twitter got jokes!

Over the past few weeks, I have literally laughed out loud at some of the commentary, punchlines, and Trending Topics (the most popularly discussed Twitter topics of the day) that I've viewed online.

Yeah, sometimes I've felt like a stalker, constantly reading what the celebrity comedians are Tweeting about, but there has consistently been such a plethora of ridiculousness going on that I have even started to let people know about my secret pasttime. It's just been too funny to keep to myself.

This is such a unique moment in comedy history.

Never before have fans had immediate and real-time access to their favourite funnymen. It's one thing to go to the theatre or tune into the television to watch a staged's another miraculous effect of our evolving technological world that you can literally read up-to-the-minute jokes from these brilliant minds.

For example, during the American Music Awards last week, a few comedians were providing their play-by-play on what was going on, simultaneous with the live broadcast.

On Thanksgiving Day this past week, many were commenting on the Trending Topic "#youknowuhavinaghettothanksgivingwhen" with scenarios from their own family gatherings taking place that very moment...never before have comedians been able to interact with their fans on this intimate level, so directly.

Some people use Twitter for social networking and to have private conversations in ultra-public spaces...but I've used it for the laughs and for the entertainment.

Spearheaded by comedians Marlon Wayans and Affion Crockett, the routines have been taken to a whole new level. I wouldn't be surprised if the past few weeks of activity on Twitter by this particular group of men, inspires a new project, movie, or hopefully a comedy tour from them.

If you want to read the jokes past and present, you don't need an account with Twitter. Just visit them here (click photos):

Marlon Wayans

Damon Wayans Jr.

Nile Evans

Affion Crockett

If you haven't yet seen Affion's YouTube spoof of "Run This Town" (aka "Hunt Chris Brown"), here it is:

You can also check out their colleagues on Twitter (pls click on name links) Damien Dante Wayans, Shane Miller, and Craig Wayans...equally hilarious.


What would we do without laughter? I'm thankful that I've been able to witness this new comedic phenomenon go down.

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  1. Yes I must agree that I know that I can log onto Twitter and have a whole laugh sessions from these guys. And the funniest thing is they get everybody else started. I never knew some of these celebs were naturally funny as well. We have some new Kings of Comedy in the works. Where the female comedians at? Let's get a battle going on twitter style, lol.

  2. I agree with Mscreative......reading their tweeting is funny AND addictive!!!! I follow all of the above, with the exception of DW, Jr......guess your piece has earned him a new follower....I'm on to the next one :)

  3. It's so true! I am addicted to reading their "tweets" it's embarrassing! I check it at the red lights, the stop signs and I laugh at loud in line in the grocery store! Twitter has "blew" up since these guys came on! Thanks @AFFIONCROCKETT, @MARLONWAYANS, @CRAIGWAYANS @DamienDW @MARLONLWAYANS @wayansjr!!!! "ucantweetme"

  4. First Off this is a Lovely write. Much Love.
    Secondly this is truth if I've every heard it! I think I've laughed more since I first jion twitter and started following those above than I've laughed in the past year..and I've only been on twitter for about a month, if that.

  5. I must agree with you and say that these guys are so entertaining. I am sitting on the edge of my seat today waiting for the Soul Train Awards so that I can see what they got to say. This is written very well by the way, I will follow your blog.

  6. My favorite blogs:

    Keep up the great work!!

  7. awesome to my friend nile evans!!!

  8. Started following Marlon Wayans...very much so addictive! OMGoooodnessss it is so funny on a daily basis just to see what's on their minds. I don't think I would make it around the Wayan's family if they're all together in one sitting/family occasion!! You couldn't possibly laugh that hard & survive I'm sure! I hope they keep it going on Twitter...make sooo many people day-'specially me!! Laughter is the BEST MEDICINE!!

  9. OMG Hilarious! Great post! I never even considered following comedians on Twitter...what a great idea!