The 20 Funniest Celebrities on Twitter

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Twitter is a micro-blogging social-networking website that is popular with an ever-expanding base of users. In addition to regular Joe and Jane, there are many celebrities on Twitter, from controversial politicians to actors, authors, and comedians. Some celebrities on Twitter will tell you about stuff they're working on and their lives. And the celebrities on THIS list also bring the funny.

Chris Pratt
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Now that he's secured a franchise as Star Lord in The Guardians of the Galaxy, funny bro Chris Pratt has become a favorite on Twitter with his relatable sense of humor.  Also on display: His huge heart and fondness for doing charitable work. Could this guy BE any more awesome?  We think not.

Sample Tweet: "Just spent 3 minutes reading about quantum physics on Wikipedia and I still don't get it."

BJ Novak
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Fans of The Office will remember B.J. as "Ryan," the guy who boss Michael Scott never let forget that he started as a temp.

In real life, Novak is a skilled comic, author, and creator of The List App, a free app that allows users to create and share fun lists. His wry sense of humor is on full display on his feed, where he often banters with fellow Office alum Mindy Kaling.

Sample Tweet: "I mean obviously I can figure out your password. I just wanted to know if you'd trust me with it. I guess not and that's sad" -FBI to Apple."

Mindy Kaling
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Mindy Kaling is no stranger to keeping it real, and her hilarious Twitter feed is evidence that she is perfectly capable of telling slam-dunk jokes in 140 characters or less.  The actress, author, and comedian is everybody's BFF online.

Sample Tweet: "If I was blind I could tell who the hot girls in the nail salon were by how boring their stories are."

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt
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Quite simply, very few celebrities do Twitter quite as well as Patton Oswalt. Famous for his stand up comedy and a variety of movies and television shows (who could forget Ratatouille?!), Oswalt's wit is razor sharp.

You've also got to love a famous guy whose Twitter bio reads: "Mr. Oswalt is a former wedding deejay from Northern Virginia."

Sample Tweet: "I'M pro-Bernie. I'm just not "Drum Circle Neckbeard Mad At My Parents Jam Band" pro-Bernie."

Anna Kendrick
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Actress, writer and singer Anna Kendrick is spunky and clever. Frankly, we all kind of want to BE Anna Kendrick, don't we? Even the guys?

That's what I thought.

Kendrick is not just good at Twitter, she's good at social media in general. Her Instagram account is also hilarious and made our list of .

Sample Tweet: "Hey baby... is that a phone in your pocket or is your penis just really square?"

Jim Gaffigan
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Jim Gaffigan is one the funniest working stand-up comedians right now. His 2006 comedy album Beyond the Pale (and the Comedy Central TV special of the same name) is one of the funniest comedy albums of recent memory and it served as a showcase for his brand of wickedly self-effacing comedy. So its no surprise Gaffigan's Twitter account is populated with similarly self-deprecating humor.

Sample Tweet: "What do you think kid rock and chris rock talk about at family reunions?"

Whitney Cummings
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Whitney Cummings is an uproariously funny stand-up comedian who specializes in a fairly dirty, adult brand of comedy. Cummings, much like Sarah Silverman before her, uses the dichotomy of her good looks and her dirty humor to her advantage.

Sample Tweet: "I'm trying to eat healthier. Do roofies count as a fruit or vegetable?"

Aziz Ansari
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Aziz Ansari is an incredibly funny stand-up comedian and actor who's starred in various TV and film projects like NBC's , MTV's Human Giant and the Judd Apatow film Funny People. His style of humor—pop culture observations delivered with a hilariously bitter tone—translates really well on his Twitter account.

Sample Tweet: "Entourage Episode Idea 1: E can't get cell service, Turtle gets a bad haircut, Drama has an ingrown toenail, and Vince eats a banana."

Film Society Of Lincoln Center Screening Of 'Wanderlust'
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Film-director and comedy writer David Wain has been attached to several hilarious comedy projects like the TV shows The State and Stella, the movies Wet Hot American Summer and Role Models and his web series Wainy Days. In between news about film projects and links to his video work online, Wain's Twitter account is filled with very funny, rather off kilter comedy along the lines of his film, TV and web work.

Sample Tweet: "I'm at a health spa where they infuse massage treatments with the aromas of bongwater, beer, ammonia and male ejaculate. Then mint tea."

Jimmy Fallon November 2013
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Jimmy Fallon's numerous comedy credits include the host of NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Weekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live and star of the Farrelly brothers' film Fever Pitch. Fallon's Twitter account is mostly about his comedic observations from the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and he even debuts monologue jokes from the show on his Twitter before they make it on TV.

Fallon is also adept at creating excellent viral videos. Who could forget ?

Sample Tweet: "Big news for American Idol fans. Simon Cowell is going to be re-signed for at least three more seasons. Cowell was so excited-his nipples actually tore through his shirt."

Kevin Smith
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Kevin Smith is the hilarious film writer/director behind the movies Clerks, Mallrats and Dogma, among many, many others. He's also a well known comedic storyteller and blogger. On his Twitter account, Smith is just as irreverent.

Sample Tweet: "Wife's in LA so I'm doing the NYC single thing: blazing and beating off 4 or more times a day. Carrie Bradshaw's a little fucking liar, man."

Stephen Colbert
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Stephen Colbert is the host of Comedy Central's hit late-night comedy news show The Colbert Report and, prior to being at the helm of his own show, he was a correspondent for The Daily Show. Colbert's Twitter account is written from the perspective of his persona on The Colbert Report —a smug, self-satisfied conservative who makes ridiculously off kilter observations about life and politics.

Sample Tweet: "I think i could be a lobster fisherman, but not if ​i had to learn how to spell crustashun (sic)"

Rainn Wilson
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Rainn Wilson is an actor, writer and comedian who plays the character Dwight Schrute on NBC's hit comedy The Office. His very regularly updated Twitter account is a surefire destination for a laugh. He even has a really creative and funny regular feature called "Rainn in Therapy" where he asks his fans on Twitter to suggest what he should discuss in therapy.

Sample Tweet: "Has anyone heard this whole scary thing about Soy Milk being bad for you? Estrogen producing? Is that why I have a vagina on the tip of my penis?"

Ellen DeGeneres
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is one of the funniest people in Hollywood. She's an author, a stand-up comedian, and an actress who is currently the host of her own daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DeGeneres' Twitter account, like Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon's Twitter accounts, is dedicated to funny stuff related to her TV show.

Sample Tweet: "If Popeye were dating Pink, then people would call them Pinkeye."

Rob Corddry
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Rob Corddry is an actor and comedian who used to be a correspondent on Comedy Central's and has had roles in HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm and the films Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, What Happens in Vegas and Oliver Stone's W.

Sample Tweet: "My wife calls normal oral sex '69, one at a time'. You're welcome."

Penn Jillette
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Penn Jillette is one half of the comedy-magic duo Penn & Teller. The duo have starred in numerous TV specials and have their own Showtime series, Bullshit. You might remember Jillette from as well. In addition to comedy, magic and dancing, Jillette is a dedicated skeptic and libertarian and his Twitter account is a mixture of all four pillars of his life.

Sample Tweet: "I backed out of my garage into a pickup truck. Smashed the back of my mini. Bob Dylan sang that artists don't look back. I'm an artist!"

Jon Friedman
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is a stand-up comedian and author/editor of the book Rejected and founder of The Rejection Show.

Sample Tweet: "I always get confused by the phrase "stop, drop, and roll." The "stop" part doesn't belong. That's just extra time for being on fire."

Michael Ian Black
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Michael Ian Black is a comedian and actor who's starred in various comedies on TV, from MTV's The State to Comedy Central's Stella and Michael and Michael Have Issues. Black is also well known as a commentator on VH1's pop culture series I Love The 80s. His Tweets are hilarious.

Sample Tweet: "Something that's been bugging me for years: the sequel to "Scooby Doo" should have been called 'Scobby Doo Deux.'"

John Cleese
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John Cleese was a writer and performer on their late 60s/early 70s BBC sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus and starred in all three of the Monty Python films (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Life of Brian and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life). He's also starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers and the film A Fish Called Wanda and has done numerous TV, film, stage and radio work as well. In fact, it's somewhat shocking something this busy has time for Twitter. But never look a gift comedian in the mouth!

Sample Tweet: "My pro-state of the union address is this - every day, in every way, I'm getting better. Although, I think that Garry is drugging me..."

Russell Brand
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Russell Brand is a British stand-up comedian who starred in the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall and hosted the 2008 and 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Brand's humor is slightly naughty, very smart and always funny and his Twitter account reflects that sensibility to a T.

Sample Tweet: "I love NY and it's inhabitants. I could wander the street licking people's faeces just to convey my affection. Sorry, I meant faces. Either."

This article was updated by on May 10, 2016.

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