As you might have imagined, you’re about the read a list of the 10 funniest musicians on Twitter (and presumably in real life.) This is a list of people who are intentionally funny, so don’t be thrown off by the lack of anyone named Kanye or Jaden.
Enjoy the funnies. And go follow these characters right now if you haven’t already.
10. St. Vincent
Annie Erin Clark is well known for diverging from The Polyphonic Spree and starting her own thing under the stage name St. Vincent, but she should be known for her hilarious tweets.
Did Apple realize the Pixies song “Gigantic” was about a huge penis when they put it in their ad? Either way, it’s legit amazing/amusing.— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) May 3, 2014
Never Google anyone you love.— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) August 24, 2014
9. Jon Wurster (The Mountain Goats)
I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that Jon is funny, seeing as he’s labeled a “humorist” and regularly appears on Tom Scharpling’s podcast The Best Show on WFMU.
You won’t believe this but the guy complaining loudly about having to pay for wine at 8:00 AM in this airport lounge is wearing sweatpants.— Jon Wurster (@jonwurster) September 14, 2014
If you told me ten years ago I could get a gourmet pizza and a kombucha in an airport I’d have said, “I don’t know what that second one is.”— Jon Wurster (@jonwurster) February 25, 2012
8. Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer is a busy woman. She’s the force behind The Dresden Dolls, has a successful solo career, and finds time to entertain us all with the wittiest of tweets.
“i was just….trying it on in my mouth” - Neil Gaimanese for “i didn’t mean to say that”.— Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) September 21, 2014
try. fail. try. fail. try. fail. try. fail. try. fail. try. fail. try. succeed. try. fail. try. fail. try. fail. try. fail. drink.— Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) July 9, 2014
7. Kyle Burns (Forever the Sickest Kids)
In a turn of events that’s just too fucking precious, it seems our #7 is actually dating our #3. I had no idea this was the case when making this list but I guess that’s what fate will do.
you got me poppin shampoo, I’m at it again, fell down in the shower, but not in the right way— Kyle Burns (@djknucklehead) October 20, 2010
txt from my dad: “have a hood day!”— Kyle Burns (@djknucklehead) April 24, 2014
2 armed robberies, 24 gang signs later, I had a hood day.
6. Mike Doughty
You might remember Mike Doughty from the band Soul Coughing. Well now he’s going it alone and along the way he’s dropping Twitter gems.
1. Be groovy 2. Don’t be too groovy 3. But, like, don’t artificially limit the grooviness 4. But don’t try too hard. 5. But still, like, try— 🎑 Mike Doughty (@Mike_Doughty_) January 1, 2014
I took the What Thing Would You Click On? quiz and I got you clicked on that thing.— 🎑 Mike Doughty (@Mike_Doughty_) February 17, 2014
5. John Roderick (The Long Winters)
Fun fact: John Roderick was once a sluice box mucker for a gold mining outfit in his home state of Alaska. I’m guessing this helped him build the necessary character for a good Twitter feed.
Used to be, people went into business when they had a good idea. Now, people study ‘business’, like “wanting to make money” is an idea.— john roderick (@johnroderick) September 28, 2012
Fear of flying? Don’t let the occasional plane disappearing without a trace over an endless expanse of deep ocean affect you.— john roderick (@johnroderick) March 16, 2014
What’s not to like about El-P? He’s a rapper, a producer, an entrepreneur, and a hilarious mofo.
3. Mindy White (States)
Mindy provides the soothing vocals for the indie rock band States and the hearty LOLs for the Internet website Twitter.
Just burnt my mouth on my food so badly and realized that it’s the ones you love that hurt you the most.— Mindy White (@mindywhite) June 5, 2014
Home is where the pants aren’t.— Mindy White (@mindywhite) May 23, 2014
2. Mark Hoppus (Blink-182)
What’s a funny musician list without Mark Hopppus? Dog shit, that’s what.
1) get her number— snddoɥ ʞɹɐɯ (@markhoppus) May 20, 2013
2) wait 4 days to call
3) wait 2 days to return a text
4) always be the first to hang up
5) die alone
“Do you even LIFT, bro?!” -me, yelling at a broken elevator. Hahaha. That was great. Really well done, Mark. Fuck yeah.— snddoɥ ʞɹɐɯ (@markhoppus) July 25, 2013
1. Jason Isbell
I’d love to say I’m trying to start some kind of controversy by ranking Jason Isbell first, but he’s just the funniest musician I’ve come across. And I have the data to prove it:
My only issue with Maine is that they don’t have a town named “Gucci.” Other than that, really great state.— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) August 16, 2014
What idiot called it soccer instead of grassketball?— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) June 28, 2014
200 yrs ago, most of us would’ve perished on the journey from Tennessee to Colorado. Today, I accidentally hit my penis with my belt buckle.— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) September 20, 2014
Matt is the Senior Humor Editor for playboy.com. Go yell at him for being stupid and leaving out your favorite funny musician: @mattsurely.