France invades comedy tweets

By | July 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm | No comments | News | Tags: , , , ,

l_502_312_0E57439D-4D9B-45A2-AEB4-8FA319578860.jpegEvery morning I like to check Twitter to find out what the scuttlebutt was while I was sleeping. I’ll start to reply to someone but quit mid-tweet when I realize that nobody remembers what they updated 9 hours ago.

Today, I was both delighted and insanely frustrated to find a number of hilarious Twitter folk had spontaneously broke out in French tweets from the Montreal Just for Laughs festival. I decided, for the hell of it, to translate and chronicle as much of this magic as I can and share it with you readers. Featuring Joe Randazzo, Paul F. Tompkins, Dave Hill, Ben Acker, Jen Kirkman, Ken Plume, and James Urbaniak. Enjoy.

Joe Randazzo: Who is coming to Montreal this weekend? (??? (!!) ???)

Paul F. Tompkins: @Randazzoj I AM ALREADY THERE/HERE!!!!!!!!!

Joe Randazzo: @PFTompkins [Welcome, then!]

Paul F. Tompkins: @Randazzoj [GOOD EVENING!]

Joe Randazzo: @PFTompkins [I can really speak french. I hope this is more than a game you …]

Paul F. Tompkins: Randazzoj [I can not speak French at all. I do not know what I say now.]

Dave Hill: @Randazzoj @PFTompkins [When I solve the crimes, I think in French. Beyond that, the language is useless to me. This is life.]

Paul F. Tompkins: @mrdavehill [Randazzoj Dave, you talk about poetry.]

Joe Randazzo: @PFTompkins @mrdavehill [The buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurn! (I think)]

Ben Acker: @PFTompkins @Randazzoj TWITTER IS NOT FOR FRENCH! (it’s for #YELLING!)

Jen Kirkman: In France airport. Attempt #2 to get home in few hrs. For now enjoy this. I play a lesbian in a Tig Notaro short!

Paul F. Tompkins: @Bnacker @Randazzoj [YELLS!] #Crierenfrançais

Paul F. Tompkins: @JenKirkman [Thanks for the ad! I am eager to enjoy the video.]

Dave Hill: [I lament the death of my innocence? Yes, of course I do. But having sex with that? Am I right?]

Ken Plume: @Randazzoj @PFTompkins @mrdavehill [Excuse me, where are the toilets? I’m on fire in my pants. Can you help me, please?]

Jen Kirkman: @PFTompkins [farm mouth and the ass]

James Urbaniak: @Randazzoj [You just cost me six thousand dollars. And a Cadillac. Exactly. What you gonna do about it, asshole?]

Paul F. Tompkins: @JamesUrbaniak @Randazzoj [Fuck you, that’s my name.]

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Chase Roper

Chase Roper is the Internet’s only comedy writing, podcasting, stay at home dad (maybe). His comedic sensibility has been described as bitingly sarcastic. He’s not sure if he agrees with that but is pretty sure that “bitingly” isn’t a real word. You can check out his show, The Stay at Home Dadcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.

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