|Twitter Is the New Comedy Frontier
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Posted: April 22, 2013
by Ted Greenberg
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Twitter has become an integral, daily part of life over the last few years. That 140-character social media instrument offers news, inspires arguments and allows comedy to shine. It’s also a great way to connect with fans. I, as @TCPOffBway, have a great time exchanging ideas, funny photos and info about my show — Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Perfomer — with the world.
This past week, major news channels referenced the Boston Police Department’s Twitter account throughout the stand off with the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. The latest news was first shared with a Tweet, then a press conference.
But, not everything is a serious matter on Twitter. On April Fools’ Day, Lindsay Lohan announced she was pregnant. Not true. I recently wrote about a Michael Ian Black-Marc Maron interview that occurred after they had a verbal battle via Twitter. Over the weekend, the New York Times wrotee a great profile about Comedy Central’s upcoming online comedy festival — one that features six-second video tweets at a time by legendary comics like Carl Reiner and emerging talent — Amy Schumer — alike.
It’s interesting to think how technology changes the way comics work. In this case, the time limit, which is de rigeur at comedy clubs. The five-minute set, the ten-minute set, etc. But, comedy in six second chunks. That’s news. I cannot wait to ‘tune’ in and watch what can be done in this way.
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