Being funny on twitter is no easy task, but day in and day out these folks find a way to make it happen. In today’s climate, putting yourself out there can be a scary thing. One wrong word can cost you your job, so the fact that these people do it every day and knock it out of the park is truly incredible.
Not all of these accounts might be for you. I tried to find a nice variety of celebrities, comedians, and even just regular funny people. Topical jokes, political commentary, dark humor, and even some silly stuff. I love everyone on this list, and I’m sure you’ll at least find a few new favorites. So far I haven’t regretted following any of them.
Comedian Aparna Nancherla has performed on Conan, the HBO series Crashing, and voiced a character on Bojack Horseman. She’s one of my favorite standups out there, and her twitter is always pure gold. Her observational humor is spot on, and her tweets about living with anxiety and depression really resonate.
Michelle Wolf is a writer and comedian that is really taking off. You probably recognize her from hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner, or even her new weekly show on Netflix – The Break with Michelle Wolf (which is really great). Michelle is a great comic, not only because she’s funny, but also because she isn’t afraid to say how she feels. Even when it might not be the most popular opinion.
Kumail Nanjiani is an actor, writer, and comedian. You know him from is role on the hit HBO series Silicon Valley and his award winning movie The Big Sick. With his insane schedule it’s amazing that he has time to crush it on Twitter.
You know Chelsea Peretti as Gina Linetti on the newly rescued show Brooklyn 99, but she’s also a successful comedian and writer. It shows in her tweets, and if you needed another reason to follow her, she also regularly has hilarious replies to fans that tweet at her.
Josh Gondelman is a comedian and writer on Last Week Tonight. Don’t let his soft spoken nature and friendly looks fool you, some of his jokes have a bite to them. I enjoy following Josh on twitter because he isn’t one note. You’ll get a nice variety of tweets, but they’re always funny. Oh yeah, and his dog is amazing.
Karen Kilgariff is a fantastic writer and comedian, but you might know her as the co-host of the very successful podcast My Favorite Murderer. When she’s not delving into the seedy world of true crime, she dishing out top notch tweets like this.
A writer on shows such as The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and the previously mention The Break with Michelle Wolf, Jess Dweck is usually first on the scene with a hot take on whatever political news is breaking. Her account is basically how I keep up with the news without losing my mind.
I’ve been following Patrick Monahan since I first signed up for a Twitter account, and I’ve yet to be disappointed. You’ll get little bit of everything with him. Some political, some topical, and some hard hitting questions like this one.
Billy Eichner is all over the place, both in terms of projects he’s been involved in and persona. You know him from Parks and Rec, Difficult People, and American Horror Story, but his best work in my opinion is Billy on the Street. It’s perfect in every way. This guy is a must follow.
Lauren Ashely Bishop is a comedian from Arkansas. Her standup is great, but if she’s not performing in a town near you, you can enjoy her fire tweets on a daily basis. You might even catch a pic or two of her adorably grumpy looking dog. She’s also my go to for great life advice like this.
Bob Vulfov is a comedian from Brooklyn and one of my all time favorite tweeters. His page is where I go when I need a break from all of the political commentary and just want to read some silly jokes. He’s truly one of the best.
If hilarious political commentary is your bag than look no further. She consistently cranks out hot takes and witty observations, but still peppers in some great tweets about Disney princesses or Batman. This is a fantastic account, and she is a national treasure.
Andy Lassner is the Executive Producer of The Ellen Show, and an all around good guy. His tweets, like most of us with a conscience, tend to lean more toward outrage at our country’s current administration. His page is a good place to go for RTs of great articles and news stories you should see.
Tamara Yajia is a comedian and writer in Los Angeles. You may have seen her work on Clickhole, or the host of Funny or Die’s Movie Mama. Tam is hilarious, but if you’re easily offended by “crass” humor, you might want to brace yourself, and maybe just stay off of the internet entirely.
Mike Drucker is a writer, and when I say writer I mean this dude writes. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, President Show, Adam Ruins Everything, Nintendo, Marvel, Tonight Show, Bill Nye, Onion, SNL, IGN… and yet he still has time to bring you tweets like this.
Elizabeth Hackett is an LA based screenwriter. You might know her work as co-writer of Disney Channel’s Geek Charming and writer on Netflix’s Project Mc2, or one of her many viral tweets that bounce around the internet. Why not follow her and get them directly from the source?
If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ve probably seen one of Mike Ginn’s tweets. When he’s not tearing up twitter, he also writes for TV. He’s written on such shows as @Midnight and Magic for humans with Justin Willman. Mike is hilarious, and another good account to follow if you’re looking for a break from the nonstop nightmare of political news.
Ken Jennings is a writer from the Pacific Northwest, but you probably know him from being Jeopardy’s all-time consecutive game winner (74). Which is pretty incredible considering the next closest only has 20. Ken is very funny both in the books he writes as well as on Twitter.
There’s a good chance you’ve read or heard something Kashana Cauley has written. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Esquire, The New Yorker, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, just to name a few. Her twitter is always flowing with whatever the trending story of the moment is, and a great place to stay both entertained and in the know.
Pat Tobin is a writer and comedian from Brooklyn. You may have seen his original comics on Playboy.com. He’s another example of an account that somehow generates great tweets every day. Follow now before he blows up and only tweets photos of private jets and pet tigers.
You probably know Andy Richter as the longtime partner of Conan O’Brian. As great as he is on that show, his Twitter might be even better. I mean, it’s easy to be outshines by Conan, but believe me when I say Andy can hold his own.
Travon Free is a comedian and has been a writer on such shows as Him or Her, Camping, Full Frontal w/ Sam Bee, and The Daily Show. He’s tweets cover a wide range of topics, so really no matter what you’re into Travon will be a good follow.
This one is for my gothic lovers. Imagine if Edgar Allen Poe had a twitter account. That’s Doth. Well, maybe slightly less insane and a lot more funny. Check him out by candlelight and then explore that dark corner of the basement you’ve always been afraid of.
Solomon Georgio came to the United Staes when he was 3. He was born in Sudan to Ethiopian refugees, and now he’s here making our lives a little bit more fun one joke at a time. He’s a writer, comedian, and wonderful human being.
Chrissy Teigen is a model and actress, and I’m sure by now you’ve seen her and husband John Legend being adorable hilarious all over the internet. As funny as they are together, her twitter is great all on its own.