Eudora Peterson (@Pjetey) on Twitter's Character Limit and Not Overthinking Jokes
by Jenny Nelson Eudora Peterson is a New York City-based comedian whose work has appeared on The Hairpin, The Toast, and more. She currently runs Fashion What Ifs, a fashion advice video series on Jezebel’s beauty and style site Millihelen. Recently I asked Peterson to share and talk about thr... [Read More]
How I Used Twitter to Spy on My Fans, by Iliza Shlesinger
When Iliza Shlesinger released her latest stand-up special, Freezing Hot, on Netflix a month ago, the former Last Comic Standing winner decided to employ Twitter hashtags as fleeting graphics onscreen alongside her routines. Sure, she'd like to be a trending topic as much as the next comedian. But s... [Read More]
Amy Schumer felt up by Broad City gals Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (Photo)
Comedians are nothing, if not stalwart representatives of responsible personal choices. Behold Amy Schumer, reminding her legions of female fans, with help from Abbi Jacobson and Illana Glazer aka the Broad City gals, to be routine with one’s monthly self breast examination. Ok, so screening f... [Read More]
Talking to @wutangcher About Deleting Tweets and Balancing Frankness with Humor
by Jenny Nelson On Twitter she goes by @wutangcher or mangorita hayworth, but IRL this week’s Follow Friday is Allison S. from Indianapolis, Indiana. According to Allison, she sporadically haunts local open mics and teaches art classes, is floundering in pseudo-unemployment, and spends a lot o... [Read More]
Remembering Harris Wittels
by Megh Wright The comedy community was dealt a huge blow yesterday when comedian and Parks and Recreation writer/producer Harris Wittels was found dead in his Los Angeles home of an apparent overdose. He was just 30 years old. Since then, countless friends, fans, and collaborators have been express... [Read More]
Read Norm Macdonald's Fascinating Recap of "Celebrity Jeopardy" and #SNL40
by Megh Wright Norm Macdonald took to Twitter last night to look back on his experience working for the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special, and the whole thing is a must-read for SNL fans who are interested to learn about how the special came together, the history of the "Celebrity Jeopard... [Read More]
Take a Trip Down 'SNL' Memory Lane with Producer Mike Shoemaker
by Megh Wright Longtime SNL producer Mike Shoemaker just celebrated the show's 40th anniversary in the best way possible — through tweeting a ton of never-before-seen photos from his time on the show from 1986 to 2008 using the hashtag #mySNLdays. It's a great trip down SNL memory lane and is ... [Read More]
Talking to Joe Rumrill (@2tonbug) about Standup, Twitter, and Trumpets
by Jenny Nelson Joe Rumrill is a standup comedian and writer living in New York City. Her performs regularly at the UCB, the PIT, Over the Eight, and at various comedy shows around the city, as well as the 2014 Brooklyn Comedy Festival. Rumrill is also a creator of the weirdo comedy showcase Fresh P... [Read More]
Comedian Connor Ratliff got stuck on a train for hours, live tweeted his descent into madness
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to descend into madness? If so, comedian Connor Ratliff can help you understand through his twitter feed. Ratliff, took the train this morning, which would prove to give him one of the roughest rides of his life. His train was stuck on the tracks for ov... [Read More]
Artist Lisa Hanawalt (@Lisadraws) on Sharing Her Sketchbook and Adopting a Different Persona on Twitter
by Jenny Nelson Lisa Hanawalt (@lisadraws) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Hanawalt is a coproducer and production designer on the Netflix animated series Bojack Horseman, whose second season comes out this summer. She also co-hosts the podcast Baby Geniuses with Emily Heller on the Maximum Fun n... [Read More]