We have little doubt social media sites like Twitter have helped democratize information, allowing ideas to surpass all manner of social and geographic barriers. As great as that implication may be, Twitter is also a great way to get a quick joke out there. There are too many of our favorite comedians on Twitter to list them all, but we can pair down the best of the best. We present to you 15 of the funniest celebrities on Twitter, accompanied by hilarious, amusing, and outrageous sample tweets. Enjoy.
Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt)
Most audiences know Patton Oswalt as the co-star of King of Queens, Young Adult and the lead voice of Pixar’s Ratatouille.
Sample Tweet: “Put a razor blade in a Snickers. I’ll eat around it.” — every kid who ever got a box of raisins while trick or treating
Kristen Schall (@kristenschaaled)
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Comedienne Kristen Schall is a long-time Daily Show correspondent and can currently be seen as Hazel on 30 Rock and Louise on Bob’s Burgers.
Sample Tweet: Whenever I see a man using a pay phone I just think: “Murderer!”
George Takei (GeorgeTakei)
The Star Trek and Heroes actor has been working as a personality and announcer on the Howard Stern Show since 2006.
Sample Tweet: Ke$ha dubs herself “Pop’s dirty little sister.” Didn’t realize she was from the Ozarks.
Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling)
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This longtime writer and star of NBC’s The Office can currently be seen The Mindy Kaling Project.
Sample Tweet: For every cute guy I have two friends who have some weird story about them.
Ricky Gervais (@RickyGervais)
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A former Golden Globes host and Golden Globe winner, Gervais is the co-creator of The Office and will next be featured in Grand Theft Auto V.
Sample Tweet: Daniel Day Lewis is great as Lincoln but they skipped over all the Vampire Slaying. Disappointing.
Donald Glover (@DonaldGlover)
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Stand-up comedian and actor Donald Glover is best known as Troy on NBC’s Community. He also has a successful rap career under the title of Childish Gambino which earned him an MTV Music Video Award nomination this year.
Sample Tweet: “I’m from the old school. When they’d rap about basketball and Christmas.” Daaaaaaagggggg
Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo)
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Legendary comedian Steve Martin is responsible for such classic comedies as The Jerk and classic albums as Wild and Crazy Guy. He last appeared alongside Owen Wilson and Jack Black in A Big Year.
Sample Tweet: I’m thinking of becoming a motivational speaker. But I’m not sure. Should I? Maybe yes, maybe no. Undecided. Kinda thinking about it.
Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers21)
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Seth Meyers is currently host of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update and was the keynote speaker at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner in 2011.
Sample Tweet: Even though it’s limited to Twitter, it is nice to know Sandy can be slowed by Star Wars news.
Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler)
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Comedienne Aisha Tyler is best known for her performances on Ghost Whisperer and Archer. She’s also the host of The Talk and her own weekly iTunes podcast, Girl On Guy.
Sample Tweet: Watching Krystal Ball on MSNBC. Not a slam, but somewhere in the universe a Adult Videos star wants her name back.
Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman)
Controversial comedienne Sarah Silverman is the creator and star of The Sarah Silverman Program. Other noteworthy roles include The Larry Sanders Show and last year’s indie hit Take This Waltz. She can currently be seen in theaters as the co-star of Wreck-It Ralph.
Sample Tweet: Let me lay my head on your arm. I can’t sleep unless someone’s enduring a slight discomfort for my sake.
Aziz Ansari (@azizansari)
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Aziz Ansari caught viewer’s attention with breakout roles in Judd Apatow’s Funny People and NBC’s Parks and Rec. He’ll next be seen playing a fictional version of himself in the Seth Rogen directed The End of the World.
Sample Tweet: Had a good chuckle at the Illuminati meeting this morning about the “election” that is “tomorrow.” Hahaha! Have fun guys.
Joel McHale (@joelmcHale)
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Joe McHale currently juggles hosting duties on The Soup with a starring role on Community. He was last seen on the big screen in the Seth MacFarlane’s Ted.
Sample Tweet: Can someone help me out? Are the Resident Evil movies on their 29th or 30th installment?
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Rainn Wilson gained famed for his performance as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office. He’s also the star of the 2010 comedy Super.
Sample Tweet: Every time I see a Range Rover, I picture the driver listening to @NPR & moisturizing.
Dana Gould (@DanaJGould)
Alternative stand-up comedian Dana Gould has written several episodes of The Simpsons and Family Guy. He’ll next be seen on Frank Darabont’s TNT series L.A. Noir.
Sample Tweet: If you don’t believe in the living dead, how do you explain the Golf Channel?
Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien)
Everyone knows Conan O’Brien as the former host of The Tonight Show and the current host of Conan on TBS.
Sample Tweet: Just spared my 8 year old son years of teasing and a lifetime of therapy by buying him a BOY’S BIKE. Hear that, DAD? A BOY’S BIKE!!