Erika Paget (@staypopular) on Insular Neuroticism and Tweeting for Herself
Erika Paget: Gallery Manager for the Museum of Broken Relationships, emotional writer, and city witch. Actual artist merit can be found at her website. This week Paget shared three of her favorite tweets with me and expanded on them. We talked about writing feelings, her ideal Twitter audience, and ... [Read More]
Kady Ruth Ashcraft (@KadyRabbit) on Emotions, Characters, and Headlines
Kady Ruth Ashcraft is a comedian and writer (and comedy writer) and currently works at Funny or Die. She performs standup and improv around the city and her videos exist all over the Internet. She has a deep love for the kind of corny bluegrass music y’all fakers hate. This week Ashcraft share... [Read More]
Lindsey Martin (@Lindzeta) on the Tweet That Won’t Go Away
@Lindzeta, also known as Lindsey Martin, is a 28-year-old woman and aspiring comedy writer living in her Chicago apartment that is covered in animal hair. This week she talked to me about three of her favorite tweets, writing the musical Hamilton, and the person who’s using her tweet as a Tind... [Read More]
@Neshathewicked on Blocking People on Twitter and Why She Hates Irony
@Neshathewicked AKA Noosha (or Ne$ha) is a human female who lives in Chicago, Illinois, in a haunted apartment with her beautiful army of cockroach sons. She is 1/3 of Amateur Hour, the critically acclaimed and widely beloved podcast she hosts with her beautiful and enchanting best friends, which yo... [Read More]
Abid Anwar (@Abid_ism) on Fake Movies, Film Critics, and Comedians
Abid Anwar is a fake aspiring film-maker and writer who wants to one day become the President of Hollywood, which is another fake position. In the meantime he’s pretending to understand Twitter professionally and claims to be the only person who still tweets about 2000s reality game show Survi... [Read More]
Abid Anwar (@Abid_ism) on Fake Movies, Film Critics, and Comedians
Abid Anwar is a fake aspiring film-maker and writer who wants to one day become the President of Hollywood, which is another fake position. In the meantime he’s pretending to understand Twitter professionally and claims to be the only person who still tweets about 2000s reality game show Survi... [Read More]
@KashanaCauley on Research, Lawyering, and America
Kashana Cauley is a writer who lives in Brooklyn. She’s written for The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Esquire, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She writes a bi-monthly column called “Intersections” for Catapult about social class. Recently, I asked Cauley to tell me more about three ... [Read More]
Alexis Wilkinson (@OhGodItsAlexis) on Spelling, Punctuation, and the Bible
Alexis Wilkinson is a comedy writer and director who lives in Los Angeles. She currently writes for the HBO show Veep, the fifth season of which premieres on April 24th. This week, Wilkinson graciously answered questions about three of her favorite tweets, and we talked about formatting jokes effect... [Read More]
Talking to @JanineBrito About Gross Tweets and Kate Winslet
Janine Brito is an LA-based standup comic best known for being a writer/performer and on-air correspondent on the FX series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Janine started doing standup comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs and theaters throughout the US, the UK, and Hong Kong. Recently B... [Read More]
Inside Dan Soder and Michelle Wolf’s New Comedy Central Web Series, ‘Used People’
Used People, the quiet revelation of a web series from Dan Soder and Michelle Wolf, is simple enough. The two star as salespersons at a used car lot; Dan’s a bit of a slacker, Michelle’s more than a bit neurotic. They’ve got terrible exes, awful coworkers, and the kind of chemistry... [Read More]