“Live tweeting” by comedians and other celebrities is not uncommon. Louis C.K., for example, just gained some attention by drunkenly live tweeting some pretty raunchy things about Sarah Palin. And, now, thanks to Marc Maron we have the latest noteworthy installment of this new-fangled entertainment form.
As fate would have it, yesterday on a flight, Maron found himself sitting next to Ken Mehlman, ex-GOP chairman who just came out of the closet and who had made a career of not-at-all supporting gay rights. His tweets and photos included, that came from that awkward situation were hilarious, as Gawker’s coverage can attest. As for the tweets that didn’t make Gawker’s post but are noteworthy all the same, here they are:
This tweet comes to you from the “Paraphrasing Mehlman” series of quotes. For the complete collection, go to Maron’s Twitter page.
We asked Maron a few questions about his in-air experiences. Here’s what he had to say to Punchline Magazine today.
Since your live tweeting has already gotten some attention, what are you concerns about possible backlash in the next few days?
We’ll see. It was a joke. It wasn’t that loaded. There may be some interesting discussions about the use of Twitter.
When and how did you decide that the live tweeting this situation would be a good idea?
Having done political talk radio years ago and having had talked about Mehlman before and knowing what he had done, I couldn’t help myself. I didn’t know what I was going to do but we all know that now. He should be happy I recognized him.
Any plans on getting Mehlman on WTF? And if so, how would you break the ice of that interview?
No plans to get him as a guest but I guess the icebreaker would be the usual ‘Sorry for…..’