When we picked the brains of yesterday’s humor panelists, we didn’t just ask them how to make others laugh — we asked who makes them laugh. Here, for your reading pleasure, are the bloggers who crack up the comedians:
MATT: As much as I would thrill me to list every single person I think is a funnier writer than I am, I’m going to cop out by saying that humor is subjective. There’s a lengthly list of content creators that I feel give me a run for my money. I like Paul Johnson’s The Good Greatsby, Pete from The Evolution of Insanity, and our own Madame Weebles’ Fear No Weebles.
All of them choose their words carefully. They take the time to craft a phrase in such a way to give the joke the punch it needs to make you snort and spew coffee all over the keyboard. I’m extremely jealous of all of them. I hate them. I love them. It’s an unsettling mix of conflicting emotions. (I’ll pretend I mostly love them because I know they might read this.)
Shouts from the Abyss is all over the map and I like it; he’ll take on political and social issues I won’t touch and will skewer anyone who needs it. If he thinks they need skewering, I usually agree. I also enjoy Brown Road Chronicles quite a bit. (Finally remembered to subscribe, too, which was really nice of me.)
KATIE: The great thing about humor blogs and humor bloggers is that they each have their own style. Some of them write from an occupational standpoint, like The Hook. Some of them have this cool girl vibe to them and a serious talent for finding applicable gifs, like The Camel Life, and others have an entire theme to their blog that becomes their trademark — like Ben at Ben’s Bitter Blog.
JULIE: She’s a Maineiac is one of the best there is, but you know this already. The others that come to mind immediately are Speaker7, Sips of Jen and Tonic, and Becky Says Things. They make me laugh out loud with literally every post. The phrasing, the timing, the pop culture references, the discussion of stuff we’ve all thought about…and they’re smart broads.
Do you have other go-tos when you need a laugh? Share ’em in the comments!