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Twitter's Funniest Folks

Twitter has a 140-character limit on its tweets, which makes it a perfect forum for comedians to distribute jokes, one-liners, and pithy commentary to their fans and anyone who wants a laugh. Here are eleven funny folks who are making the most of the ridiculously popular microblogging service.

1) The Twitterer:
Joel McHale of 'The Soup'
The Funny: "Unless you were on the Rock of Love Bus, then stay at home. I'm just getting over a cold so my immune system is fragile"
The Following: 539,000
The frequency: Daily

2) The Twitterer: Eric Wareheim of 'Tim and Eric: Awesome Show, Great Job'

The Funny: "Christian power ballads playing in the car. Still drunk on Nyquil, so they sound pretty good."
The Following: 14,000.
The Frequency: Daily

3) The Twitterer: Thomas Lennon of 'Reno 911!' and 'Night at The Museum'
The Funny: "YouTube has pulled the trailer for THE STATE on DVD, as part of a brilliant decade-long campaign to keep us underground. Stay free!"
The Following: 6,000.
The Frequency: Daily

4) The Twitterer: Mindy Kaling of 'The Office'
The Funny: "i cant sleep. i keep thinking how destructive to the galaxy it would be if Spock and Kirk fought over me on the deck of the Enterprise."
The Following: 70,000
The Frequency: Daily

5) The Twitterer:
Dave Foley of 'The Kids in the Hall' and 'News Radio'
The Funny: "Does everyone feel like they are hearing half a phone conversation. I fear that I twitter wrongly."
The Following: 3,500
The Frequency: Periodically

6) The Twitterer: Charlie Murphy of 'Chappelle Show'
The Funny: "Whats up y'all. Im in Tampa Florida this weekend at the Tampa Improv. Thurs - Sun...Holla". C'mon, he's new to the site.
The Following: 400
The Frequency: Periodically.

7)The Twitterer:
Aziz Ansari of 'Human Giant'
The Funny: "Trying to steal wifi while crashing at a friends. How could the password for the network "this charming router" not be morrisey?"
The Following: 32,000.
The Frequency:

8) The Twitterer: Paul Feig, creator of 'Freaks and Geeks'
The Funny: "Hot dog martinis! Boil two hot dogs 10 minutes, remove hot dogs, discard, pour hot dog water into glass, top with gin, drink, vomit, repeat."
The Following: 189,000.
The Frequency: Daily

9) The Twitterer: Jeff Garlin of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
The Funny: "My last tweet was sarcasm. Here is what I should have wrote - Pre-orders for my new dvd are lame. Amazon Sales Rank #135257 in DVD. I'm sad."
The Following: 6,000
The Frequency: Periodically

10) The Twitterer: Stephen Colbert of 'The Colbert Report'
The Funny: "realized something pretty profound during "formidable opponent" tonight: i am really handsome"
The Following: 327,000
The Frequency: Almost Daily

11) The Twitterer: Bruno (one of Sacha Baron Cohen's many alter egos)
The Funny: "Having NIGHTMARE day. Ran bath too deep, no plumber for 3 hours! Vant to eat egg - zere's no instructions how to open it! No zipper, nothing"
The Following: 8,000
The Frequency: Daily

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Celebrities on Twitter

    Recently, media personalities have taken to celebrity Twitterers like fat kids to the neighborhood ice cream truck. But don't be fooled, dear readers. We here at Switched are the fattest on the block. So, without further ado, we present to you the most ridiculous, significant, misspelled and/or out-of-context tweets by the most recognizable folks we could find. Enjoy.

    Shaquille O'Neal
    "I'm goin to the alamo tomorro to get one of those daniel boone squirrel tail hats, I'm n san antonio, in case u didn't kno were the alamo is"


    Tina Fey
    "I don't know why I even bother chewing corn anymore."


    Ashton Kutcher
    "There's nothing cool about being a pimp. Pimp = Slave Owner"


    Britney Spears
    "Britney went to Jerry's Deli last night for after shopping at Target. She had a black and white milkshake with dinner. Lauren"


    John Tesh
    "JT is shopping with women. I need a guy film."


    Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz
    "When I'm asleep on the inside only you get my acid washed mind."


    President Barack Obama
    "We just made history. All of this happened because you gave your time, talent and passion. All of this happened because of you. Thanks"


    Senator John McCain
    "YEs!! I am twittering on my blackberry but not without a little help!"


    John Cleese
    "Thinking about tooth decay..."


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