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@LollyAdefope on Extroversion, Selfies, and Tweets That 'Say Something'

Lolly Adefope is a 24-year-old comedian, writer, and actor from London. She performs around London several times a week, and is performing her debut hour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. You can hear some of her characters here and here. This week I spoke with Adefope about three of her favorite tweets, and we talked about extroversion, unattractive selfies, and tweeting in series.

when the driver wants 2 chat but u just want 2 sleep pic.twitter.com/PRKVYIKEIs

— lolly (@lollyadefope) January 18, 2015

Grace Spelman (@gspels) on Spontaneous Comedy and Remembering Old Tweets

Grace Spelman is a comedian, musician, writer, and improviser currently based in Massachusetts and moving back to New York this summer. Though she has nothing else to promote at the moment, she says to come back in a few months because she plans on having a very different answer. In the meantime, you can find Spelman tweeting under the handle @gspels. This week we talked about three of her favorite tweets, and she told me about remembering old tweets, her desire to evolve into writing more situational jokes, and sharing emotions online.

Robert Plant turned down $800m for a Zeppelin reunion. I would probably eat a battery for [...]

Ariana Lenarsky (@aardvarsk) on Literary Twitter and the Linguistic Career of "lol"

Ariana Lenarsky is a musician, poet, and comedian from Los Angeles. She’s written for places including McSweeney's and HuffPo, and writes, performs and produces at the Upright Citizens Brigade in LA. Lenarsky also studied classical vocal performance and sang with the band cossbysweater “before that name became a liability.” This week Lenarsky walked me through three of her favorite tweets, and she talked about the power of punctuating a thought with “lol” and about tweeting photos and texting them to strangers.

This guy either is Frankie Muniz or hates Frankie Muniz pic.twitter.com/moOIrI8jT3

— Ariana Lenarsky (@aardvarsk) February 6, 2015

Lenarsky: I so feared what Frankie/Fuck [...]

Talking to @wutangcher About Deleting Tweets and Balancing Frankness with Humor

On Twitter she goes by @wutangcher or mangorita hayworth, but IRL this week’s Follow Friday is Allison S. from Indianapolis, Indiana. According to Allison, she sporadically haunts local open mics and teaches art classes, is floundering in pseudo-unemployment, and spends a lot of time at the dog park. This week I asked Allison to tell me about three of her favorite tweets, and she talked about speaking honestly online, making the transition to Twitter from other, less constraining blogging platforms, and her thoughts on unfollowing and being unfollowed.

@NickCiarelli on Twitter's Uselessness and Its Effect on His Sense of Humor

Nick Ciarelli is a writer living in Los Angeles. He writes and performs at the UCB Theatre in LA, where he's a writer for the Maude team Nephew and co-creator of the currently running sketch show "Death Valley Tween Fest." Ciarelli is also a contributor to ClickHole, and together with Bradford Evans (formerly of Splitsider) he “found” the pilot script to Denis Leary’s upcoming FX show Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, which he swears "is real and not a thing we wrote ourselves." Recently, I asked Ciarelli to share three of his favorite tweets and he talked to me about Elvis Presley, Wario, and penne pasta.

Fuck doctors pic.twitter.com/ZbRMZwOzuO

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Shane Murphy (@Shanehasabeard) on Relatable Comedy and His Stupidest Inspiration For a Tweet

Shane Murphy is originally from Albuquerque, NM, and now lives in Austin, Texas, where he stays at home with his four kids, ages 3-8, while he works on his degree to become a teacher. You can find Murphy on Twitter, where he writes about his real life and more under the handle @Shanehasabeard. This week Murphy talked to me about three of his favorite tweets, how momentary confidence can affect his writing, and the silliest source that’s inspired tweets from him.

My mom would wake up early just to cut the crust off my sandwiches for lunch. She knew the crust was my favorite part. She hated me [...]

Talking to Gary Richardson (@garyyesgary) About Writing Jokes and Twitter's Power to Make Something Huge

Gary Richardson is a writer and performer having the time of his life in Brooklyn. He performs live around the city and encourages you to see him do live stuff if you can, but to find his internet stuff if you can't. This week I talked with Richardson about three of his favorite tweets, how Twitter has changed for him over time, and trying to hide the excitement that comes from favs and RTs. He also told me his mom is retiring from the military this year, and to give it up for that.

there's 3 sides to every story: me hitting you, you hitting the ground, and [...]

Gabby Noone (@twelveoclocke) Talks About Twitter and "Aggressively Glamorous Humor"

Gabby Noone is a writer and student based in New York City. She’s a staff writer at Rookie Mag and has contributed to sites such as Buzzfeed, The Hairpin, and The Cut. Noone’s tweets cover topics like pop culture, fashion, and feminism, with her takes often approaching the absurd while at the same time maintaining sincerity. This week Noone told me about three of her favorite tweets, and she talked to me about “aggressively glamorous humor,” what she likes about Yelp, and how she feels when she sees jokes about Netflix and Food Network stars.

FEMINISM: 1.melt down a bar of white chocolate 2.pour & cool in [...]

Talking to Joe Rumrill (@2tonbug) about Standup, Twitter, and Trumpets

Joe Rumrill is a standup comedian and writer living in New York City. Her performs regularly at the UCB, the PIT, Over the Eight, and at various comedy shows around the city, as well as the 2014 Brooklyn Comedy Festival. Rumrill is also a creator of the weirdo comedy showcase Fresh Perspectives, which he co-hosts with Julio Torres every fourth Monday of the month at Muchmores in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Rumrill told me that he hopes to, “with the right amount of campaigning, luck and crowdsourcing,” perform standup in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In the meantime, he talked to me about three of his favorite tweets, his [...]

@SandyHonig on Growing More Confident in Her Dad Jokes

Sandy Honig is a photographer and comedian living in New York City. She photographs and writes for Rookie Mag and performs around the city. On Twitter, Honig's account is a good one to follow for excellent, well-worded, and often impressively concise jokes. She recently took some time to talk to me about three of those jokes, how her friends describe her sense of humor and some of her favorite works where photography and comedy meet.

for upper body I usually do 20 reps of hitting the side of a glass ketchup bottle and for cardio I get angry about it

— Sandy Honig (@sandyhonig) August 9, 2014

Honig: Everyone thinks they [...]

Talking to @AllegraRingo About Dogs, Dates, and 'Reading Rainbow'

Allegra Ringo lives in LA, where she writes for VICE and CollegeHumor as well as her Maude team at the UCB Theatre. She spends most of her free time hanging out with her dog Pistachio and yelling about the patriarchy. Recently, I asked Ringo for some behind-the-scenes information about three of her favorite tweets, and we talked about Reading Rainbow, the intersection between jokey tweets and ones about social justice, and her surprise when a silly tweet unexpectedly performs well.

I like that the Reading Rainbow theme song starts off by aggressively one-upping butterflies

— Allegra Ringo (@allegraringo) June 9, 2014

Ringo: The Reading Rainbow [...]

Talking to Clickhole's Cullen Crawford (@hellocullen) about Twitter, Brands, and More

Cullen Crawford lives in Chicago. He is a staff writer at Clickhole.com and was previously a staff writer at the Onion News Network. Crawford has a pit bull named Gristle that he loves very much and is very proud of and has the Twitter accounts @dougepisodes, @pinterestfake, and @lazybanksy which he says he is less proud of. This week Crawford talked to me about three of his favorite tweets as well as some other subjects like brands, heroes, and garbage. Keep reading and you'll see!

a fancy hot dog place where in the entrance there is a saltwater tank full of hot [...]

Eudora Peterson (@Pjetey) on Twitter's Character Limit and Not Overthinking Jokes

Eudora Peterson is a New York City-based comedian whose work has appeared on The Hairpin, The Toast, and more. She currently runs Fashion What Ifs, a fashion advice video series on Jezebel’s beauty and style site Millihelen. Recently I asked Peterson to share and talk about three of her favorite tweets, and our conversation covered topics including writing in different personas, the strengths of Twitter’s character limit, and some of her material that’s made the jump from tweets to other media.

DONT say "trouble in paradise?"unless u rly care abt my troubles. daiquiris r spilled evry day&ppl get tangled in hammocks here all the time

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Artist Lisa Hanawalt (@Lisadraws) on Sharing Her Sketchbook and Adopting a Different Persona on Twitter

Lisa Hanawalt (@lisadraws) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Hanawalt is a coproducer and production designer on the Netflix animated series Bojack Horseman, whose second season comes out this summer. She also co-hosts the podcast Baby Geniuses with Emily Heller on the Maximum Fun network, wrote and illustrated the book My Dirty Dumb Eyes published by Drawn & Quarterly, and contributes to Lucky Peach magazine. On Twitter, Hanawalt gives followers an inside look at her sketchbook as well as [a slightly altered version of] her personality. This week Hanawalt talked to me about three of her favorite tweets, plus butts, Friends, and anxiety.

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