A lot of Twitter users take to the platform to test out their latest jokes and quips, but certain people truly excel at making us laugh with the available characters and constraints. With the Internet being such a big place, it can be difficult to find the comedians most worthy of your RTs and favs. Each Friday we feature one person whose consistent short-form online humor deserves your attention and to be on your Twitter feed.
(If you're reading this from an RSS feed, you might want to come on over to the website so you can see the tweets.)
Dan Chamberlain (@amfmpm) performs at UCB in New York, releases music mashups under the pseudonym Chambaland, and co-created the podcast Left-Handed Radio (available on our very own Splitsider Podcast Network). In addition to his regular tweeting, Chamberlain got some press last fall for a twitter account he'd made for respected journalist Cokie Roberts, and also he's pretty good at retweeting.
On a ridiculous tear of "social media is false and empty!" in early 2012, I actually deleted my Twitter, only pulling my head out of my ass and admitting that the platform was really quite fun after I pulled off that @CokieRoberts prank last fall. Also, I don't have a smartphone, but I can text for free (and TWEET FOR FREE) from my raisin-box burner phone, so writing jokes is often my only option for entertainment when I'm on the train.
Let's take a look at the tweets:
"#GOPDOG is a single panel comic I began earlier this year. He is a very good boy and a registered member of the Republican party."
"I do a new Hot List every Sunday; really just a take off on Entertainment Weekly's Shaw Report. I wish more people would do recurring features in their feed."
"Twitter teaches us all to be a little less precious with all of our million dollar ideas."
"Don't have a joke ready? Then just draw something strange! There are 110,117 unicode characters at your disposal, so the ᙡ◎ᖇᒪᕍ'ᔕ Ꭹᗝ⋒ᖇ ᗢᎩᔕ♈ᙓᖇ."
"Plus you can exude abject filth because nobody's parents are on Twitter."
There's plenty more to admire about Dan's Twitter. For instance, he's never afraid to get #dark.
But he knows how to keep things upbeat and poppy!
Plus, Dan knows what makes a good party.
He's pretty good at wordplay.
Especially when it means celebrity name mash-ups.
But Dan knows his limits as far as the audience goes.
He's also got the right tweets for the holidays.
Finally, some of Dan's tweets are pretty downright artful.