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10 Funniest Celebs on Twitter

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Feb 24, 2012 | 11:12am EST

steve carellWhen celebrities use Twitter, it's a double-edged sword. On one hand, it provides them a great opportunity to create a nice rapport with their fans and institute some free publicity. On the other hand, they run the risk of looking like complete fools who shouldn't be allowed to tweet their own thoughts (please see: Ashton Kutcher and Chris Brown). Therefore it's important to tread the Twitter waters with caution and choose who to follow very carefully. So to help, here are some of the funniest jokesters we recommend you start following -- that is if you haven't already. Trust us, these guys put those 140 characters to good use.

Steve Carell (@SteveCarell)

Though he just joined the Twitter ranks Feb. 23, the former Office star already has a following of 110,438 people. That's pretty impressive for a day's work, especially since he's only posted one tweet, saying, "I am in." And while that alone doesn't make him seem all that worth following, it's important to remember that this is Steve Carell we're talking about. He's one of the funniest guys in the entertainment industry, so once he hits his Twitter stride (and he will) there will be no looking back.

Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson)

It may be hard to believe, but sometimes Wilson is even funnier than his Office character Dwight Schute. His tweets are humorous and unique enough so you know it's really him. Checking out his posts periodically offers a nice little break from the world and are definitely worth a laugh or two. Not to mention, he also gives his input on current events, so it's always interesting to see his input.

Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling)

I know there seems to be an Office theme going on here, but it can't be helped since all these people are ridiculously hilarious. Anyone who's read her books knows that Kaling is an absolute genius when it comes to the written word, so anything she has to say is worth reading. Just recently she went to go see This Means War and tweeted about wanting to go back in time and take Chris Pine's virginity. Who doesn't want to read about that?

Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow)

If you love her show, you'll love her tweets. The TV host manages to bring a lot of her own personality into each and every message she posts. Whether you’re looking for relevant tweets, or just something to make you laugh, Ellen never disappoints. And she clearly states in her own Twitter bio: "My tweets are real, and they’re spectacular."

Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien)

All CoCo fans can back me up on this one. He started tweeting when he was let go by NBC and has since become a huge internet sensation. Everything and anything this guy says is funny. His comments range from actual new stories to flat out nonsense. Either way, Twitter world is definitely a better place with the likes of this guy around. We're cuckoo for Coco!

Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo)

Martin's Twitter comments are always loaded with a type of clever sarcasm that is usually rare to come by, especially on a social media site. For example, he just recently tweeted about this Sunday's Academy Awards, writing, "Practicing VERY humble speech for Oscar night since I am not nominated." You really just can't help but love him.

Joel McHale (@joelmchale)

Whether he's starring on Community or hosting The Soup, this guy is always going to make you laugh and his tweets are no different. From telling followers about his daily decisions (to shave or not to shave?) to making comical remarks about his fellow celebs, this guy is the cream of the tweeting crop. If I were you, I'd definitely start following him ASAP.

Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH)

When you think comedy, you automatically think NPH, so it's no surprise he's on this list. Though he can come across as a little pompous on his hit show How I Met Your Mother, this comedian's tweets prove he's anything but. Harris actually gets personal on his account, tweeting about parenthood, acting projects, and what life is like in the public eye. And of course there's always a hint of that self-deprecating wit we've grown to love. If that's not enough, Time magazine even named him as having one of the best Twitter feeds last year. The whole world can't help but love him. 

Rico Rodriguez (@StarringRico)

Though his real life name might not mean much to you, his character name on Modern Family certainly will. Rodriguez plays the lovable Manny Delgado on the ABC show and don't let his youth fool you, he's absolutely hilarious. Why would you want to get a glimpse into this guy's mind and thoughts? His tweets are both innocent and adorable, much like himself. So whether you're a fan of the show or not, it definitely wouldn't hurt to follow this little comedic gem.

Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen)

This name needs no introduction. Though he's slightly calmed down from a year ago, his tweets are always worth checking out, if for nothing else just to experience a good eye-roll every once in a while. To his credit though, his tweets are never boring.

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