Aside from being an outlet for inane and narcissistic status updates, Twitter is a first-class outlet for stand-up comedians, whether they’re making punchy jokes or interacting with their fans. Our friends at the Improv have somewhat recently launched “Tweet The Joke,” takes that quality one step further, and adds the possibility of free stuff for everyone.
Here’s how it works: a comedian — this week, it’s Doug Benson! — tweets a brief setup, and the members of the Twitterverse tweet their best punch lines with the #tweetthejoke hashtag. The most hilarious responses win some awesome autographed gear.
Past participants include Jamie Kennedy, Maz Jobrani, and TJ Miller, and their upcoming lineup includes notoriously wonderful comics like Andy Kindler, Dana Gould, George Lopez, and Al Madrigal.
So, when the time comes, dust off your keyboard, wait for the setup, and write some punch lines! You might get some free stuff out of it.