Best Comedians/Actors to Follow on Twitter

by actor313 | created - 14 Apr 2013 | updated - 14 Apr 2013 | Public

1. Paul Scheer

Actor | The League

Scheer is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, podcaster, and producer. Scheer was born in Huntington, New York and graduated from New York University. He starred on the FXX series The League (2009), The HBO comedy Veep (2012), The Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp...

2. Pete Holmes

Writer | Crashing

Pete Holmes is a writer and actor, known for Crashing (2017), Don't Think Twice (2016) and CollegeHumor Originals (2006). He has been married to Valerie Chaney since 2017.

3. Rob Huebel

Actor | The Descendants

Rob Huebel was born on June 4, 1969 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Descendants (2011), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) and I Love You, Man (2009).

4. John Hodgman

Actor | Coraline

John Hodgman was born in June 1971 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as John Kellogg Hodgman. He is an actor and writer, known for Coraline (2009), Baby Mama (2008) and Movie 43 (2013). He has been married to Katherine Fletcher since 1999. They have two children.

5. Chelsea Handler

Actress | This Means War

Chelsea Handler was born in Livingston, New Jersey, to a Mormon mother, Rita (Stoecker), who was born in Germany, and an American-born Jewish father, Seymour Handler. She was the youngest of six children. In 2002, Chelsea was one of the stars of Oxygen's Girls Behaving Badly (2002). Chelsea got her...

6. Eugene Mirman

Actor | Eugene!

Eugene Mirman is an actor, known for Eugene! (2012), Delocated (2009) and Flight of the Conchords (2007). He has been married to Katie Tharp since 2015.

7. Rob Corddry

Actor | Warm Bodies

Rob Corddry was born on February 4, 1971 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA as Robert William Corddry. He is an actor and writer, known for Warm Bodies (2013), Childrens Hospital (2008) and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015). He has been married to Sandra Beth Leftowits since 2002. They have two children.

8. Michael Ian Black

Actor | Stella

Michael Ian Black was born in Chicago, Illinois, but his family moved to Hillsborough, New Jersey, when he was young. His parents divorced when he was 3. When he was 12, his father died during neurological surgery following a mysterious assault.

Michael attended New York University's Tisch School of...

9. Rainn Wilson

Actor | The Office

Rainn Wilson lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction writer Holiday Reinhorn (Big Cats), and his son, Walter McKenzie Wilson who was born in 2004. He grew up in Seattle, Washington but graduated from New Trier H.S. in Winnetka, Illinois. After attending both Tufts University and the University ...

10. Stephen Fry

Actor | Gosford Park

Writer, actor, comedian, doer of good works, excellent good friend to the famous and not, Fry lives in his London SW1 flat and his Norfolk house when not traveling. Famous for his public declaration of celibacy in the "Tatler" back in the 1980s, Emma Thompson has characterised her friend as "90 ...

11. Jim Gaffigan

Actor | The Bleeder

Indiana native Jim Gaffigan arrived in New York City in 1990 at the age of 24. Officially, he had relocated to work in advertising, but his real fascination with New York had a lot more to do with pursuing his dream of making people laugh as an actor and stand-up comic, a dream he would eventually ...

12. Alyson Hannigan

Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Alyson Hannigan was born in Washington, D.C., to Emilie (Posner), a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. She began her acting career in Atlanta at the young age of 4 in commercials sponsoring such companies as McDonald's, Six Flags, and Oreos. She is a seasoned television actress ...

13. Kat Dennings

Actress | Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Kat Dennings was born Katherine Victoria Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, to Ellen (Schatz), a speech therapist and poet, and Gerald Litwack, a molecular pharmacologist. She is the youngest of five children. Her family is of Russian Jewish descent. Kat was predominantly ...

14. John Cleese

Actor | A Fish Called Wanda

John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he ...

15. Ethan Suplee

Actor | American History X

Ethan Suplee has established himself over the past few decades as an actor of considerable talent and accomplishment. His diverse and eclectic resume ranges from hilarious roles in such comedies as Mallrats (1995) and Without a Paddle (2004) to hauntingly dramatic performances in intense features ...

16. Jeremy Piven

Actor | Serendipity

Born in Manhattan and raised in Evanston, Illinois, he is an alumnus of the Piven Theatre Workshop founded by his parents (Byrne Piven and Joyce Hiller Piven) and a one time Chicago stage actor.

17. Kevin Pollak

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Kevin Pollak was born in San Francisco in 1957, to Elaine (Klein) and Robert Pollak. A stand-up comedy performer at age 10, he turned professional comedian a decade later and was puttering around from city to city when film roles beckoned. Pollak refocused thereafter on acting in what would be a ...

18. Shannon Elizabeth

Actress | American Pie

Shannon Elizabeth was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of a Syrian/Lebanese father and a mother who is English, Irish and German. When Shannon was in 3rd grade, her family moved to Waco, Texas, where most of her relatives already lived. As a girl, Shannon took dance lessons, including tap, ...

19. Dan Levy

Producer | My Long Distance Relationship

Dan Levy's mother placed him in a comedy class at the age of nine.

Enrolled at Emerson College in Boston, Dan jump-started his career as a stand-up comedian while maintaining his full-time student status. By the end of his freshman year, Dan performed regularly at The Comedy Connection, Nick's ...

20. Wolfie Trausch

Casting_department | Vida

Wolfie Trausch is known for his work on Vida (2018), XOXO (2016) and Daphne & Velma (2018).

21. Chuey Martinez

Actor | Instant Getaway

Making major moves by entertaining people from all backgrounds, Chuey Martinez is no stranger to the spotlight. Growing up in East LA Martinez launched his career at the age of 16 and 9 years later joined L.A's #1 Hit music station 102.7 KIIS FM while simultaneously being an on-air talent on ...

22. Fortune Feimster

Actress | Office Christmas Party

Fortune Feimster, the Southern comic who hails from North Carolina, has been making quite a name for herself as an actor, stand-up comedian, and writer since moving to Los Angeles in 2003. In fact, Variety named Fortune one of their "Top 10 Comics to Watch" in 2014, and she has been reaching new ...

23. Heather McDonald

Actress | White Chicks

Heather McDonald was born as Heather Ann McDonald. She is a writer and actress, known for White Chicks (2004), Dance Flick (2009) and Female Moments (2014). She has been married to Peter Dobias since May 27, 2000. They have two children.

24. Alex Trebek

Producer | Jeopardy!

Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Trebek graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Philosophy. After his first decision to become a newscaster, he joined the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company), Canada's premier network in 1961. As he was working, he helped organize national news ...

25. Bonita Friedericy

Actress | Chuck

Bonita Friedericy was born on October 10, 1961 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Chuck (2007), Christmas with the Kranks (2004) and Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014). She is married to John Billingsley.