5 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds
Looking for an afternoon giggle? These five funny people Tweet away to get at your funny bone.
Who: Kelly Oxford, former stay-at-home mom from Calgary, current author of a best-selling memoir with a number of Hollywood projects in development.
Why: Biting wit that exemplifies how Oxford parlayed social media one-liners into a Roger Ebert-endorsed career.
Sample Tweet: “I never feel more alone than when I’m on the toilet and realize there’s no toilet paper.”
Who: Canada’s answer to The Onion.
Why: Levity is the only counterpoint to outrageous shenanigans in Canadian politics.
Sample Tweet: “Mayor Ford unveils bold new double vision for Toronto.”
Who: Nathan Fielder, past contributor to This Hour Has 22 Minutes and creator of Comedy Central show Nathan for You.
Why: Come for the pithy insights, stay for the “experiments” in which Fielder engages his followers in absurd pranks.
Sample Tweet: “Experiment: email your parents just the word “help,” then reply to this tweet with a screenshot of their response.”
Who: Fake Statistics Canada account.
Why: Because if any national institution can benefit from being satirized, it’s the one with all the bloodless numbers.
Sample Tweet: “Half of all Canadians are just legs.”
Who: Colin Mochrie, improv master and author of the upcoming Not Quite the Classics.
Why: The breezy, dry humour that made him a pillar of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Sample Tweet: “Ask not what your country can do for you. It’s just a land mass and incapable of granting favours. #confusinginspirationalspeeches”