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May 12th, 2009
10:42 AM ET

Standup Comedy in the Twitter Era

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[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/SHOWBIZ/05/11/twitter.comedians/art.comedian.gi.jpg caption="John Heffron is one of an increasing number of comedians joining Twitter."]
To make it as a comedian these days, you don't just need to be good on stage and screen. You also have to nail the art of sending out mini-messages to Twitter "followers." How do standup comics do that? CNN’s Josh Levs spoke with 2 pros – John Heffron, a winner of “Last Comic Standing,” and Craig Shoemaker, who won the award for funniest comedy routine on XM Satellite radio.

Check out Josh Levs' article on cnn.com: Standup comedy enters Twitter era


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Debra

    Take the crown. It was taken from Vanessa Williams years back. Rules are rules.... It should apply to everyone!!!!!!

    May 12, 2009 at 11:16 am |
  2. Kenneth Walton

    Way to go Mr. Trump! New respect for the Donald! Of coarse matrimony is between a man and a women. Leviticus 18:22...You shall not lie with a male as you lie with a women. It is an abomination.

    May 12, 2009 at 11:37 am |
  3. Vince B.

    John Heffron is right about being funny AND being a crazy internet marketer. To be noticed you have to be able to market yourself. Some people do that naturally, others outsource to professionals to help build the buzz.

    May 12, 2009 at 1:58 pm |
  4. matt and aleighia

    we think he should be able to play again, he did his time and they made there point lets move on ,

    May 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm |
  5. Celestine

    No, he does not have a right to rejoin the NFL. I am sure he had a moral clause.

    He was convicted and sent to jail because he committed a crime. He gets a second chance. He gets a second chance to live among the rest of us and lead a different better life as a citizen.

    How does someone think to even set up a dog fight business where animals are tortured on purpose and for profit ? Was his 123 million dollar contract not enough to live on. This smacks of being unbalanced to me.

    Celestine
    San Diego

    May 20, 2009 at 12:40 pm |
  6. Stan Murray

    Hey Tony instead of how much the regular working person is willing to give up.How about putting a extra tax on all the government run state and federal employees with big pockets.

    July 21, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

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