Follow Friday: @BenjaminJS (Ben Siemon)
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.
This week, we’re highlighting the Twitter feed of LA comedian Ben Siemon. He is an improv instructor and frequent performer at UCB. Siemon also wrote the puppet musical comedy La La La L.A. and has appeared in video shorts for Funny or Die and CollegeHumor Originals. Check out some of his most popular tweets below:
I think the characters in Clue™ would murder each other less if their mansion had a bathroom.
— Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) February 28, 2013
J.K. Rowling has also been revealed to be the secret author of Benedict Cumberbatch’s name. — Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) July 16, 2013
I’ve only got 99 problems because 2 of the Dalmatians are surprisingly well behaved. — Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) January 11, 2013
Instagram is the most artistic way to find out what you weren’t invited to. — Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) April 20, 2013
Sometime when people ask, you just have to lie to them and say you’re feeling “fine,” even though you actually feel much sexier than that. — Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) January 8, 2013
As a homosexual, we’re not to blame for this terrible storm, but we WILL be to blame for the kick-ass rainbow that follows it. — Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) October 30, 2012
Facebook is a cheaper and faster way than a dinner party to find out your friends political views make you uncomfortable.
— Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) October 14, 2013
Gurl, you must be Olive Garden, because I make fun of you, but I’m actually really into seeing you.
— Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) March 28, 2014
In about 16 years, there will be a huge influx of strippers named Katniss. — Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) May 21, 2014
Domino’s is advertising their pizza as “oven baked” and it seems unsettling they need to reinforce that. — Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) May 13, 2014
Dance like nobody’s watching “Glee” anymore.
— Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) May 14, 2014
There are two kinds of people in this world: the people who jog in place while waiting for stoplights, and people who aren’t monsters.
— Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) May 12, 2014
Sometimes I worry Seth MacFarlane doesn’t have enough self-esteem. — Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) May 7, 2014
Feedback on my “House Hunters” spec? INT. HOUSE – DAY HUSBAND: Really big closet. WIFE: Yes. So where will you put YOUR clothes? Ha! END — Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) May 4, 2014
I feel bad for all these victims of short term memory at the gym who forget they have abs and need to see them in the mirror to remember.
— Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) May 2, 2014
In my day when you clicked a link for an article, it directed you to an article, and not a shitty video of someone explaining that article.
— Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) April 29, 2014
I wish people that did Crossfit let us know about it.
— Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) April 27, 2014
If I don’t make a web-series soon my California license will expire.
— Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) April 22, 2014