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 performance...it'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):
Damon Wayans Jr.
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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