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Let’s Talk About Tweeting: A Conversation With Shorty Award Nominee Julie Klausner

(Screengrab via JulieKlausner.com)

Social media has changed the game for aspiring comedians and funny writers. Instead of languishing at five open mics a week and praying a booker for a late-night show sees them, aspiring comics can now tweet, Vine, make YouTube videos and create their own podcasts.

One professional funny person who’s taken advantage of the Internet to build her online following is Julie Klausner. The New Yorker has 68,800 Twitter followers; a hugely popular podcast; two books and quite a few paid writing gigs. Read More