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10 Essential Comedians To Follow On Twitter

Updated on September 11, 2014

Top 10 Comedians Worth Following On Twitter

I don't know about you guys, but my absolute favorite thing to do on twitter is to follow comedians.

The problem is that while there are hundreds of successful comedians out there in twitterverse, most of them only use it as a promotional tool for their upcoming gigs and appearences, while others simply aren't good at tweeting despite being terrific comedians.

Below is a list of the Top 10 Comedians Worth Following On Twitter, with a majority being stand up comedians but also a few writers, actors and producers.

I've included snapshots of some of my favorite tweets from each comedian, along with their recent tweets, videos and their best known work.

Keep in mind that some of the comedians mentioned here are considered dirty, while this is actually a bonus for me, I'm aware that others might not feel the same way.

Thanks to wwphotos for the image.

1. Conan O'Brien

Twitter Name : @ConanOBrien

Twitter Bio : The voice of the people. Sorry, people.

Some Of My Favorite Conan O'Brien Tweets

Conan O'Brien Transit Strike Sketch

One of Conan O'Brien's funniest sketches in which he rents a van during the transit strike.

2. Colin Quin

Twitter Name : @iamcolinquinn

Twitter Bio : Comedian

Website : Official Web Page For Colin Quinn On Broadway

Some Of My Favorite Colin Quinn Tweets

Colin Quinn - Best Known For

3. Jim Norton

Twitter Name : @JimNorton

Twitter Bio : This is my Twitter account. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Some Of My Favorite Jim Norton Tweets

Jim Norton - Best Known For

4. Amy Schumer

Twitter Name : @amyschumer

Twitter Bio :

Website : Amy Schumer's Official Web Page

Some Of My Favorite Amy Schumer Tweets

Amy Schumer On Funny As Hell

Amy Schumer, despite her cute looks is one of the dirtiest and disturbing comedians around, but also one of the funniest.

Amy Schumer - Best Known For

5. Jimmy Carr

Twitter Name : @jimmycarr

Twitter Bio : Jimmy Carr. Literally the biggest face on television.

Website : Jimmy Carr's Official Web Page

Some Of My Favorite Jimmy Carr Tweets

Jimmy Carr - 10 Minute Compilation Of Handling Hecklers

Jimmy Carr absolutely destroying some very aggressive hecklers, in a 10 minutes, yay!

Jimmy Carr - Best Known For

6. Seth MacFarlane

Twitter Name : @SethMacFarlane

Twitter Bio : The Official Twitter Page of Seth MacFarlane - based on the novel Push by Sapphire

Website : Seth MacFarlane's Official Web Page

Some Of My Favorite Seth Mcfarlane Tweets

Seth MacFarlane - Roast of Donald Trump (Compilation)

Some of the best bits from Seth MacFarlane during the Donald Trump Roast.

7.Rainn Wilson

Twitter Name : @rainnwilson

Twitter Bio : I am an actor and a writer and I co-created SoulPancake and my son, Walter.

Website : Rainn Wilson Fan Site

Some Of My Favorite Rainn Wilson Tweets

The Best of Dwight Schrute Moments

Rain Willson's brilliant character from the office Dwight at his best.

Rainn Wilson - Best Known For

8. Patton Oswalt

Twitter Name : @pattonoswalt

Twitter Bio : Mr. Oswalt is a former wedding deejay from Northern Virginia.

Website : Patton Oswalt's Official Web Page

Some Of My Favorite Patton Oswalt Tweets

Patton Oswalt - Sky Cake

Patton Oswalt explains his point of view on how religion came to be.

9. Ricky Gervais

Twitter Name : @mr_seanhughes

Twitter Bio : I am Ricky Gervais... Obviously..

Website : Ricky Gervais's Official Web Page

Some Of My Favorite Ricky Gervais Tweets

Ricky Gervais Reading Karl Pilkington's Diary

One of the funniest moments from the HBO animated series based on Ricky Gervais's pod cast with Steven Merchant and Karl Pilkington

Ricky Gervais - Best Known For

10. Bonnie McFarlane

Twitter Name : @bonniemcfarlane

Twitter Bio : comedian. splenda. hotsauce. sharpies. rich vos.

Some Of My Favorite Bonnie McFarlane Tweets

Rich Vos and Bonnie's My Wife Hates Me Podcast

One of my favorite podcasts, Bonnie Mcfarlane along with her husband Rich Vos (also a comedian) basically fight through every episode.

Who Are Your Favorite Comedians To Follow On Twitter?, What Did You Think Of This List?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      interesting the use of the tweets for each comedian

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This list completely ignores the thing that makes Twitter great: you don't have to be famous to gain a following. Established comedians are the worst, they always promote their projects and their friends' projects, and their tweets are traditional jokes which is pretty lame in this format. Here's 10 better tweeterers: @briangaar @shelbyfero @ristolabe @Kyle_Lippert @TheTweetOfGod @davedittell @jonnysun @SunnyMabrey @SaddestTiger @BuckyIsotope

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great Lens.

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      gravityx9 5 years ago

      Fun lens and funny videos! I'll have to check Twitter to follow these guys! :D

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      applejacking 5 years ago

      Hahahah. Unfortunately I don't have Twitter account. Squidoo-ing is enough for me.

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      PapaKork 5 years ago

      Great list! I never realized how entertaining Twitter could be. I hadn't thought to follow any comedians on Twitter until now - looks like I was missing all the fun!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What an awesome resource! This seems like the very best way to burn some time on Twitter. =)

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      Interesting idea for a page! We recently had a sinkhole on a local highway -- a serious matter -- but someone started tweeting as the sinkhole. He was quite funny and quickly grew a following.

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      MrMojo01 5 years ago

      Great lens, there are a few on here that I will be adding to Twitter!

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      EnjoyLens 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens, well done!

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      OliviaDaughter LM 5 years ago

      Great lens ! I have really just begun to use twitter. Helpful !

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Wonderful lens. Thank you.

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      JLOMAGIC 5 years ago

      Does Andy Richter tweet much? I really like Conan. He's always been really funny to me.

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      Wonderful idea for a lens, and some great comedians. Thanks for sharing got some smiles from me here.

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Great lens!h

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      You can't go wrong with Ricky Gervais.

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      DanMoriarity LM 5 years ago

      I don't spend an awful lot of time on Twitter, but George Takei's FAcebook postings are hilarious.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Interesting list ... I will check out some of these comedians.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I laughed so hard when I saw Jim Norton's comment on Kirk Cameron. Thanks for sharing. Very funny material here.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I thought I was following the Seinfeld gang for a while but they turned out to be a group of friends just pretending to be the characters, I was disappointed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Some list of funny folks here!

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      Mistl 5 years ago

      Some very funny people you have listed here. :)

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      avigarret 5 years ago

      @Anna2of5: Thanks for the comment Anna, I was very close to including Steve Martin in this list, had no idea he had that book out, might include him when I update this lens.

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      Anna2of5 5 years ago

      Hi! I follow Steve Martin, and Richard Lewis.Steve has a new book out based on tweets he's written/received.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      What a fun lens idea, Great way to get a smile.

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      belinda342 5 years ago

      Wow, I may just have to reactivate my Twitter account. What a great way to get a daily giggle. Thank you!

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      Fabulous idea for a lens! Love the example tweets you've given, and it's a great selection of comedians. I really must tear myself away from Squidoo long enough to have a propper go at Twitter. :)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Awesome list - I need to update my Twitter feed now!

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      great lens :)