• Doug Benson, George Lopez, Dana Gould take part in “Tweet The Joke”

    Doug Benson
    Doug Benson

    Aside from being an outlet for inane and narcissistic status updates, Twitter is a first-class outlet for stand-up comedians, whether they’re making punchy jokes or interacting with their fans. Our friends at the Improv have somewhat recently launched “Tweet The Joke,” takes that quality one step further, and adds the possibility of free stuff for everyone.

    Here’s how it works: a comedian — this week, it’s Doug Benson! — tweets a brief setup, and the members of the Twitterverse tweet their best punch lines with the #tweetthejoke hashtag. The most hilarious responses win some awesome autographed gear.

    Past participants include Jamie Kennedy, Maz Jobrani, and TJ Miller, and their upcoming lineup includes notoriously wonderful comics like Andy Kindler, Dana Gould, George Lopez, and Al Madrigal.

    So, when the time comes, dust off your keyboard, wait for the setup, and write some punch lines! You might get some free stuff out of it.

    Carrie Andersen

    In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at carrieandersen.com.

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