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Follow Friday: @HamptonYount

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 Hampton Yount. Last year, the LA standup appeared on Adam DeVine's House Party and was featured on Rooftop Comedy's album Holy Fuck. In addition to standup, he has written for MTV's Ridiculousness and Adult Swim's Loiter Squad. Yount was also named one of Comedy Central's top 10 comics to watch in 2012. Check out some of his best tweets below:

 

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This Week in Comedy: Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-CBS quickly announced that Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman as host of Late Show in 2015. Now that The Colbert Report is set to end in December, we looked at Comedy Central's options for the soon-to-be open 11:30 time slot.

-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are going to star as sisters in SNL writer Paula Pell's upcoming feature The Nest. 

-Silicon Valley premiered on Sunday, and we talked to its star Thomas Middleditch about the new show. Plus, HBO made the pilot available for free online.

-Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are producing Police Academy reboot. A Gremlins reboot and a Goonies sequel are on the way, while Ghostbusters III continues to hit snags.

-We interviewed comedians W. Kamau Bell, Paul F. Tompkins, and Nick Frost.

-NBC launched its "Comedy Playground" initiative, a public competition to submit sitcom pilot pitches to be made into NBC shows.

-Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner made an Adult Swim special together that comes out later this month. READ MORE

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Follow Friday: @JenaFriedman

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 recommending the Twitter feed of Jena Friedman. The New York standup is a former Letterman writer and current field producer for The Daily Show. She wrote 2007's The Refugee Girls Revue, a satirical play inspired by the American Girl dolls and is also the creator of the web series Ted and Gracie, a parody of The New York Times wedding videos. Check out a collection of her best tweets below:

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Talking to W. Kamau Bell About Standup, 'Totally Biased', and Diversity in Late Night

Long established on the San Francisco comedy scene, W. Kamau Bell was relatively unknown nationally when he began hosting Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell on FX in 2012. But following the internet outrage over the show’s cancellation this past November, Bell and Totally Biased received more critical attention, posthumously praising the show for its unique blend of humor and socio-political commentary.

Now, Bell is full steam ahead with his "Oh Everything!" tour, which will include doing standup at the Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival July 25-28, a comedy cruise put on by Jesse Thorn’s podcast and radio organization Maximum Fun. Before that, he’ll be in New York at The Bell House on 4/15 and The Sinclair on 4/16. I got the chance to talk to Bell about his current standup tour, Totally Biased, and how Letterman’s retirement will affect the late night lineup. READ MORE

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Follow Friday: @HasanMinhaj

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 recommending the Twitter feed of Hasan Minhaj. The LA-based standup is the host of MTV's Failosophy, a panel show where comedians discusses funny stuff found on the internet. Before that, Minhaj had has his own web series, The Truth, which mixes social commentary and humor.  He has also been a panelist on Chelsea Lately, appeared in the fourth season of Arrested Development, and was a regular on the improv prank show Disaster Date. Check out some of his best tweets below:

 

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Follow Friday: @RachelDoesStuff (Rachel Bloom)

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 feed of LA-based comedian Rachel Bloom. The UCB performer gained attention for her comedic music videos and released two musical comedy albums in 2013,  Please Love Me and Suck It, Christmas!!! (A Chanukah Album). Bloom has also appeared on How I Met Your Mother and performed at Just for Laughs Montreal. She currently writes and does voice work for Adult Swim's Robot Chicken and is developing a musical comedy series, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, for Showtime. Check out a collection of her best tweets below:

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This Week in Comedy: IFC Made a Lot of Exciting Decisions

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-IFC renewed The Birthday Boys and Comedy Bang! Bang! for another season each, with The Birthday Boys' new season consisting of 10 episodes and Comedy Bang! Bang!'s consisting of a whopping 40.

-IFC also ordered two new shows, one starring Rob Huebel and another created by Seth Meyers, Bill Hader, and Fred Armisen that will feature Hader and Armisen in recurring roles.

-Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) are in talks to direct Ghostbusters III after Ivan Reitman stepped down.

-HBO premiered its newest comedy, Doll & Em, and we reviewed it.

-Netflix ordered a new series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin and another created by and starring Rhys Darby, who played Murray on Flight of the Conchords.

-We talked with Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor and standup Todd Barry. READ MORE

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Follow Friday: @KarlHess

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 recommending the Twitter feed of LA-based standup Karl Hess. Hess is featured on last year's album Holy Fuck from Rooftop Comedy and was voted one of their best underground comics in 2011. He has appeared on truTV, Fuse and G4 and performed at many festivals, including SXSW and Montreal's Just for Laughs. He's also in Brooks Wheelan's viral "year in the life" videoon mushrooms. Check out some of his funniest tweets below:

 

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Follow Friday: @JoelleBoucai

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 recommending the Twitter of Joelle Boucai. She's an LA-based writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! and was nominated for Emmy and Writers Guild of America awards for her work on the late night show. You can get a taste of Boucai's humor from her hilarious tweets, which are full of social commentary and honest quips about self-loathing that many comedians wouldn't dare admit on Twitter:

 

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Follow Friday: @SadMonsters (Frank Lesser)

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 of comedy writer Frank Lesser. He's an Emmy award winner for his work at The Colbert Report, and when Lesser left the show, Colbert joked that "Around the office, Frank was known for his intelligence, his sensitivity, and his completely unproduceable scripts." On the show he appeared as different characters, among them a drug lord, a conquistador, and Colbert's "interview stunt beard." Lesser is also the author of the book Sad Monsters and has been published by  McSweeney's, Vulture, and The New York Times. Check out a collection of his funniest tweets below that showcase his clever brand of humor:

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Follow Friday: @nanglish (Christine Nangle)

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 recommending the Twitter feed of Christine Nangle. She's an experienced sketch writer who currently writes for Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and Kroll Show and wrote for SNL from 2009 to 2012. Nangle is also a UCB NY alum and the creator of the web series I Wanna Have Your Baby. And her tweets do it all — from puns to self-deprecation to observational comedy. Check out a collection of her best tweets below:

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Follow Friday: @SolomonGeorgio

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 Solomon Georgio, an LA-based stand up got his start in Seattle and won a lot of internet praise this past MLK day for replying to racist tweets with love. You can expect plenty of plenty more snappy comments on race and sexual orientation from Solomon, who keeps it both real and funny at the same time.

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Follow Friday: @alliperson (Alli Reed)

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 recommending the Twitter feed of LA-based humor writer Alli Reed. She has written for Cracked and is the West Coast Editor of the literary magazine Neutrons/Protons. Reed recently received a lot of internet buzz for creating "the worst online dating profile ever." And based on these hilarious tweets, we're predicting that she's a comedic entity to look out for.

 

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Follow Friday: @MilesKahn

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 Miles Kahn. Currently a producer at The Daily Show, Kahn is also a writer and a director. He's written for McSweeney's, produced D.L. Hughley's Peabody-winning Comedy Central special The Endangered List, and made a series of "Banned Match.com Commercials." Whether talking about serious political issues or fast food buffets, his tweets are sure to make you laugh.

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