Talking to @SarahJoyShockey About Twitter Arguments and Tornados
Sarah Shockey is a writer, performer, and maker of little drawings in Chicago. She created and performs a one-woman show called Red: The Musical and is a commentator with Resistance Pro Wrestling. She has written several screenplays and is the creator of an unauthorized Heinz mascot Chuppy, and his ... [Read More]
Greg Erskine (@cat_beltane) on Following Up on Tweets and Being Described as “Mildly Irritating”
Greg Erskine was born and raised in New Hampshire, but currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife and cats. He makes puppet videos which are viewable here. One series of these videos is short dumb riffs on the TV show Hannibal, and the other is an office-comedy about a newly-dead person a... [Read More]
Jimmy Kimmel Makes Celebrities Read Insulting Tweets In Front of His Studio Audience
Jimmy Kimmel loves to make celebrities confront their biggest online trolls by having them read mean tweets about themselves, and now he’s making it even worse for them by having them read them in front of a live studio audience instead of in the safe, warm cocoon of an empty room. It’s ... [Read More]
@Nikitaetmode on Social Media and Being a Big Sister to Young Girls Online
@Nikitaetmode is an NYU student, digital strategist and writer. When not doing those things, she says, she’s probably asleep, talking about Nicki Minaj, or out with friends. Nikita grew up in the Silicon Valley, but owns no hoodies. You can find her writing stuff for young women for ... [Read More]
@AubreyBell on Tweeting and What’s Fun About Plain Reality
Aubrey Bellamy (@aubreybell) is a writer and regular person, really, living in Los Angeles. This week Bellamy and I talked about three of her favorite tweets she’s written. We discussed things like subtweeting, “soft-blocking,” her favorite tones to read and to write in, and more. ... [Read More]
What Damon Wayans said in 2015 about getting fired at SNL, In Living Color, Kevin Hart, social media, and yes, Bill Cosby
Heading into the Labor Day weekend, Damon Wayans spent his 55th birthday on Friday performing at Carolines on Broadway, and promoted the gigs with a half-hour session on Power 105.1 FM's "The Breakfast Club" with DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee. Perhaps you've seen the Internet... [Read More]
@KasaiRex on Baltimore, Tweets That Point at Uncomfortable Truths, and Perfectionism
Kasai Rex is a writer living in his hometown of Baltimore. Analyzing race, gender, and class in America and abroad, his essays and reviews have appeared on Good, Salon, Vice, Abernathy Magazine, Baltimore City Paper, and Blunderbuss. This week I spoke with Rex about three of his favorite tweets, plu... [Read More]
@MorganCline on Twitter, Birthdays, and Sharing Her Artwork Online
Morgan Cline spends her days working in the trenches of Hollywood and her nights dreaming of Zayn. She makes marker art and sculptures, which you can find on her Tumblr. This week I spoke with Cline about three of her favorite tweets, and she shared her thoughts on Raven Symone, sharing art online, ... [Read More]
Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) on Tweeting and Inconsequential Outrage Online
Patrick Monahan is a standup comedian and writer living in Manhattan. He co-produces a show called Bad Karma every first, second and fourth Friday of the month at Karma Lounge in the East Village. On Twitter, Monahan goes by @pattymo, and this week I spoke with him about three of his favorite tweets... [Read More]
Comedy vs. The Fat Jew
The day of reckoning has finally arrived for joke plagiarist Josh Ostrovsky AKA “The Fat Jew.” If you’re not familiar with Ostrovsky, he’s an extremely popular Instagram and Twitter user known for stealing comedians’ work by posting screenshots of their jokes with credi... [Read More]