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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Studio 60 Characters' Twitter Ghostwriters Finally Unveiled

So the New York Times ran an article today about how Twitter is "a virtual workshop" for "performers and writers up and down the comedy food chain." The Times, ladies and gentlemen, is always on the cutting edge of new trends. But amid the anecdotes about comedy writers who got their jobs through Twitter is a pretty cool story about the improvised creation of the joke Twitter accounts for the characters from Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The Onion's head writer Seth Reiss started Tweeting as Matt Albie four years after the show aired, and other characters were soon created by people Reiss didn't even know – including Jake Fogelnest, who started the Twitter for Danny Tripp, and they basically started improvising together online for the world's enjoyment. An Internet comedy friendship story!

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  • http://www.twitter.com/pablogoldstein Pablo Goldstein

    Dammit. I secretly hoped it was Aaron Sorkin all along.