Biniam Bizuneh (@biniambiz) on Erratic Behavior and Radical Honesty
Biniam Bizuneh is a writer and comedian based in Los Angeles. He’s the creator the web series LieGuys, and most recently he performed on the Vans Warped Tour, served as a consultant on Billy on the Street, and made his televised standup debut on the Viceland show, Flophouse. This week Bizuneh ... [Read More]
Biniam Bizuneh (@biniambiz) on Erratic Behavior and Radical Honesty
Biniam Bizuneh is a writer and comedian based in Los Angeles. He’s the creator the web series LieGuys, and most recently he performed on the Vans Warped Tour, served as a consultant on Billy on the Street, and made his televised standup debut on the Viceland show, Flophouse. This week Bizuneh ... [Read More]
Shantira Jackson (@tira_son) on Babies, Grandparents, and Trolls
Shantira Jackson is a writer for the upcoming BET show 50 Central, a former writer for Cards Against Humanity, and a Second City Mainstage Alum. She is unapologetically Black and loves ice cream. Follow her on Instagram at @tira_tira_tira. This week, Jackson shared with me three of her favorite... [Read More]
Talking with Cheerleader to the Revolution @JesTom
Jes Tom (they/them) is a weird queer standup comic based in NYC, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. You can find them on Instagram @jesthekid and watch the short film they created with fellow comic Chewy May here. T... [Read More]
Shakira Evans (@jodecicry) on Navigating Academia While Black and Finding a Community Online
Shakira Evans is 22, a grad student studying Media and Communications, and a hot mess. This week she talked to me about three of her favorite tweets, plus awards season, seeking community while at a predominantly white college, and the emotions that inspire her to tweet. In lieu of plugs, she’... [Read More]
Mary Boo Anderson (@whoismaryboo) Finds Power in Talking About Sensitive Subjects
Mary Boo Anderson is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. Her work has been featured in Spy Kids Review, Peach Mag, and Leste among others. She performs around NYC and co-hosts the monthly Cool As Fuck Series at Pete’s Candy Store. You can find her subtweeting the patriarchy @whoisma... [Read More]
Alex West (@post_prufrock) on the Freedom to be Genuine on Twitter
Alex West is a millennial, does cancer research, and absolutely loves making friends on the web. Also he would like to be added to The Awl’s Slack channel. In lieu of plugs, he’d like to redirect readers to a friend’s staggering medical bills. This week, West spoke to me about thre... [Read More]
Hassan S. Ali (@Hassanisms) on Millennials and Positivity
Hassan S. Ali is a comedy writer, video maker, and creative technologist with over 15 million video views, 2 viral chatbots, and yet zero grandchildren to give his mother. He is the creative marketing director at The Onion and editor and founding member of Slackjaw, the largest humor publi... [Read More]
Lily Du (@LilyD) on Death and Dragging Out Jokes
Lily Du is a comedic performer and writer based in New York. She performs at The UCB Theater on Harold Night and across the country with UCB’s Touring Company. Lily appears in the upcoming season of Broad City and in videos on MTV, Above Average, Go90, and Funny Or Die. She’s written for... [Read More]
@Erica_Rosie on Boredom, Hyperactivity, and Misinterpreted Jokes
@Erica_Rosie is 23 and lives in Tampa, FL. She’s really tall and could be killed by a walnut. This week she spoke to me about four of her favorite tweets, plus banh mi, “mainstream Twitter,” and where to find the unfollow button. Erica: Part of me thinks you got the wrong person, a... [Read More]