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@MonicaHeisey On Being Truthful In Jokes And Discussing Twitter In Person

Monica Heisey (@monicaheisey) is a writer and comedian from Toronto who has written for publications including The Hairpin, VICE, Gawker, The Toast, Rookie, Playboy, and more. Her upcoming collection of humor essays, short stories, drawings, and poems, entitled I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better, comes out in Spring 2015. Recently Heisey told me about three of her favorite tweets, and we talked about what you get from reading jokes, the British MP named Ed Balls, and how much she dreads talking about the Internet in person.

"wherever, whenever, i can smell blood for over 2 kilometers and if i stop swimming i'll die" – sharkira

— monica heisey (@monicaheisey) [...]

Talking to @Carl_Bnntt About Simple Tweets with Human Elements

Carl Bennett, known on Twitter as @Carl_Bnntt, uses the platform to address a lot of different topics. For instance, he shares his knowledge of fine art, opines about the world's obsession with sports, and never shies away from addressing mortality. When asked for information for a bio, Bennett simply responded he “has no family (deceased) to speak of and distributes Storage Wars revisionist literature.” Bennett also showed me three of his favorite tweets and told me a bit more about them, and we talked about the kinds of people he interacts with on Twitter and how tweeting can serve as a [...]

Veronica Osorio (@vaov) on People-Watching and Reading Tweets Out Loud

Veronica Osorio is a comedian, writer, and actress raised in Venezuela and living in New York City. She performs regularly at the UCB Theater in New York with her Maude team (212), and she’s made and starred in a variety of web series and videos that you can find on her Youtube channel. On Twitter, Osorio writes under the handle @vaov. I recently spoke with Osorio about three of her favorite tweets plus capitalizing on trends, reading tweets out loud in a person's voice, and naps.

Learn from me: Making cat noises won't distract your boyfriend from trying to kill a swarm of something-somethings in [...]

@ColeEscola Shares Fake Facts and the Subtext of His Tweets

Cole Escola is a writer and performer living in New York City. He created and starred in the sketch show Jeffery & Cole Casserole on the Logo network and can be seen performing live around New York as part of his comedy duo with Jeffery Self, in solo shows, and more, at places including Joe’s Pub and The Duplex. On Twitter, @ColeEscola's posts include musings on New York City and pop culture as well as fictional facts and wordplay that shed light on other topics. I recently talked to Escola about three of his favorite tweets and the arguments for putting a joke in a tweet and for [...]

@SamuelMoen and the Surreal Jokes That Work Better on Twitter

@SamuelMoen just finished his master's in architecture at Harvard but says he didn't mean to. “Aside from Twitter,” Moen, who lives in Boston, told me, “my only major creative outlets are writing brutally honest Craigslist furniture ads and writing approximately one paragraph of a million spec script ideas and then going to get Sour Patch Kids and eating them until my tongue turns raw and sheds.” I asked Moen to expand upon three of his tweets, and he talked to me about the “summer camp friends” you meet on Twitter, favorite themes to explore and revisit in his tweets, and the kinds of jokes that work better online [...]

@DanaCBell on Having Strong Visuals in Mind While Tweeting and Writing In All Caps

Dana Bell is a Los Angeles-based comedian who recently moved from Washington, DC after a summer in Yellowstone National Park. She has performed at Bentzen Ball, D.C.'s comedy festival. Bell is on Twitter as @DanaCBell, where you can find her thoughts on pop culture, descriptions of funny visuals, and things that are appropriate to write in all caps. Recently I spoke with Bell about three of her favorite tweets, the visual aspect of her jokes, and the Illuminati.

DID U GUYS KNOW IT TAKES UP TO 6 DAYS FOR A SPERM TO REACH AN EGG LIKE WUT R U DOING HAVING A LIFE CHANGING ROAD TRIP

— dana [...]

Talking About Twitter with 'The Onion' Senior Editor Jason Roeder

Jason Roeder lives in Chicago and is the senior editor of The Onion, previously having worked as a staff/senior writer at The Onion and as a writer/producer for AdultSwim.com. Roeder has also written, edited, and co-written several books and contributed to places like The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and more. Recently I got the chance to ask Roeder about three of his favorite tweets, and he talked to me about introversion, cashiers, and remembering exactly where he's tweeted stuff before.

I don't think my neighbor knows my rule about not interacting unless we're both pointing at the same tornado.

— Jason Roeder (@jasonroeder) June 18, 2014

Roeder: [...]

@ZachBroussard on Teasing Tweets, Releasing Them as Singles, and More

Zach Broussard is an actor and stand-up comedian living in Los Angeles. In the past, Broussard's performed both stand-up and sketch regularly at the UCB Theater in New York and has created and appeared in several web series. This week I talked to Broussard about topical jokes, collaborating on Twitter, and two of his tweets that he turned into relatively grand presentations. Stay tuned for a good Borat joke, too!

Easter on 4/20? CHRIST HAS RESIN.

— Zach Broussard (@ZachBroussard) April 20, 2014

Broussard: I came up with this one a few weeks before 4/20 landed on Easter. But since the amount of topical jokes [...]

Inside the Silly, Dark, Intelligent Tweets of Molly Hodgdon (@Undeadmolly)

Molly Hodgdon lives in Vermont. She’s currently in grad school studying criminology and is a contributing writer for Rifftrax. On Twitter, Hodgdon goes by the name Molly Manglewood, or simply @undeadmolly. Her tweets meld the macabre with observational humor and silliness. I recently asked Hodgdon to elaborate a bit on three of her favorite tweets, and she spoke with me about her pet turtle, her reasons for adopting a pseudonym, and the importance of conversation on Twitter.

Cannibalism! It's as easy as making candy from a baby.

— Molly Manglewood (@undeadmolly) June 17, 2013

Hodgdon: I like jokes that take a familiar phrase and give it [...]

Hope Cantwell on Fake Names and Wordplay in Tweets

Hope Cantwell is a legal assistant and teacher living in Nashville, Tennessee. She’s been published in Vice and when I spoke with her recently she told me she welcomes any opportunity to write and is starting a free local paper with friends in Nashville. Cantwell, who tweets under the handle @hopiecan, also shared that she was voted wittiest out of her graduating high school class of 84 students, and she talked to me about three of her tweets, the first people she remembers following, and why she’s drawn to tweeting fake names and wordplay.

I am, far and away, the least pretentious person in this kaffeehaus.

— hope cantwell (@hopiecan) September 11, [...]

Talking to @JuliaDavidovich About Internet Backlash and Tweeting in a Series

Julia Davidovich is a writer living in LA. She co-authored the book Stats Canada: Satire on a National Scale, and together with her friend Zoe Klar (@madamezooble), Davidovich runs Lady Parts Mag, whose website launching next year will feature parody Cosmopolitan magazine style articles to accompany their parody Cosmopolitan magazine covers. This week I talked to Davidovich about three of her favorite things she's ever tweeted. In our discussion we covered, among other topics, tweeting as part of a series, McRibs, and musician Mark McGrath.

CHARLES MANSON DESERVES EVERYTHING GAY PEOPLE CAN'T HAVE

— julia davidovich (@juliadavidovich) November 19, 2014

I [...]

@AnneTDonahue on How Twitter Is Like the Food Court at a Mall and How She Learned to Use it Right

Anne T. Donahue is a writer and comedian from Ontario, Canada. She’s written about pop culture and feminism for a wide variety of publications including The A.V. Club, Death & Taxes, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, and Hello Giggles. She’s also written for the CTV sitcom Spun Out, hosts the weekly podcast Bevs With Anne, and co-created the web series Women at Work. Recently, Donahue showed me three of her favorite tweets and told me about how much she likes award-show Twitter, what she has in common with Drake, and why she stopped @-replying Zachary Quinto.

Dov Charney has been fired from American Apparel which means Terry Richardson's first horcrux has been [...]

Talking to @RachelHastings about Teenagers, Turning Tweets Into Sketches, and Her Mom

Rachel Hastings is a writer living in Los Angeles, where she writes for the Bob's Burgers comic (the third issue of which comes out October 29th from Dynamite Comics), works in the production department for Bob's Burgers the TV show, and is a writer on the UCB LA Maude team Tut. This week I asked Hastings to tell me about some of her favorite tweets she's made. She talked to me about creating sketches out of those tweets, the funniest thing she's ever seen on Twitter, and her mom's role in all this. Check out some of her tweets below, and follow @RachelHastings for more.

"So what do you do?" "I'm the Eileen from [...]

Talking to @AveryMonsen about Twitter, Vine, and Photoshopping Stupid Ideas

Avery Monsen is a writer, illustrator, and actor living in Los Angeles. He illustrated and co-wrote the book All My Friends Are Dead, wrote for the third season of Billy on the Street, and has performed at UCB in New York. And, as mentioned in a recent article on this site about the short-format comedy of Instagram and Vine, another thing about Monsen is that he’s really good at Vine. I recently talked with Monsen about three of his favorite tweets, what it’s like being on Vine, and the kinds of dumb things that people post and like on Twitter.

"Owen Wilson Rides A Bacon, Egg [...]