Ever thought you were so hilarious the world needs to know? How about posted a tweet you think everyone you know will fall on the floor laughing to? Have you figured, maybe, just maybe I could make a career out of one liners? Well, Laurie McGuiness’ Funny Tweets maps out the careers of people who’ve done just that, they’ve made careers out of 140 character jokes.
Taking you into a world of people who have somehow made money from Twitter, or in the case of Damien Fahey, got a job on Family Guy, Funny Tweets takes you through the ideas and outcome of focusing on a world changing online platform.
Funny Tweets is well paced, and at just over an hour doesn’t tend to drag or stutter over less interesting aspects. The one thing I would say that Funny Tweets wasn’t, is…funny. Despite being filled with comedians such as Andy Richter, I just genuinely figured it would be funnier. Yes, it’s filled with anecdotes and filled with amazing things these people had done because of Twitter, it just wasn’t all that amusing, Yet, it was incredibly interesting.
Laurie McGuiness does a great job of combining interviews, with tweets and narration. He makes what could be a topic with limited interest, constant interesting and it is amazing to learn about the thought process before tweets go viral, or to learn that most of them are simply accidents or jokes that went too far or were taken on by other twitter users.It is also surprisingly revealing about how much work goes into 140 characters and the dedication necessary to make a career from being funny on the internet, but yet how important it can be to develop this platform in the modern age.
Although Funny Tweets may not be as hilarious as I thought it might be, it is an incredible insight into the modern world of American comedy, the opportunities it can bring, but also the dangers. Funny Tweets is a must for people who love one liner comedy, for those who tweet relentlessly, and just for those who want to know more about this often ysterious world of Twitter comedy. It’s well worth a watch!
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