Twitter isn't just good for celebrity spats and news, there are big laughs to be had.
tweeters out there.
Reporter Sarah Jeffrey found the funniest North According to its Twitter profile, Viz is "Britain's 3rd or 4th funniest magazine. 5th if you include Practical Caravanning."
It was launched in 1979 by Chris Donald, who produced the comic from his bedroom in his parents' Jesmond home with his brother Simon, and friend Jim Brownlow. Viz is still hugely popular due to its crude toilet humour, black comedy and surreal humour as well as characters like Johnny Fartpants and Sid the Sexist.
?Quick - someone tell the papers. New @vizcomic just in & it's got 20 pages of Bridget Jones's Diary in the middle ?In the new @vizcomic Imagine the comfort of knowing that your loved ones will have a Parker Pen after you gone.
the shops, Ben. don't like the word" on covers old ladies and might see it definitely had a tin of and chips at work like this, but without Ant and Dec: @antanddec Number of followers: 2,994,427 Ant and Dec need little introduction.
After rising to fame on BBC children's drama, Byker Grove, which saw them play friends PJ and Duncan, they have gone on to become two of the nation's favourite celebrities They have won 23 national television awards (including most popular entertainment presenters for the last 12 years in a row), six British Comedy awards, a Bafta and a variety of other industry accolades.
?Alas, no. I'd even take 'Dick & Ant' but he's not having it! D ?Not long, few weeks. Standby for a few new titbits this week. I like titbits. D Sarah Millican: @SarahMillican75 Number of followers: 974,202 The stand-up comedian from South Shields, below, has established herself as a household namesince winning the 2008 if.comedy Best Newcomer Award for her debut solo show Sarah Millican's Not Nice at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Over the past five years she has appeared on all the top comedy shows and now hosts her own TV show - The Sarah Millican Television Programme, which combines stand-up inspired by what she has seen on TV as well as unique interviews with television stars who have impressed her. She is currently on the her third sell-out national tour - Home Bird.
?I've never understood the slogan,'Why have cotton when you can have silk?'. Cos it's easier to wash. ?Note to self. Wash hands between eating salt and vinegar squares and applying make up ?I absentmindedly picked a scab off my arm in a nice restaurant today. Didn't know what to do with the scab so I put it in my pocket.
Ross Noble: @realrossnoble Number of followers: 373,995 Geordie stand-up comedian Ross has been performing since he was 15 after being smuggled into his local comedy club.
Since then he has toured relentlessly and is perhaps the most successful cult comedian of our time. He has received huge critical acclaim and is a former Perrier Award nominee, Barry Award, and Time Out award winner for best live stand-up. Ross has made guest appearances on comedy television programmes and hosted his own BBC Radio 4 series 'Ross Noble Goes Global'. He is currently on television, with his new series 'Freewheeling' where he goes on a Twitter-led antitravelogue.
?Hs2 is going to save 30 mins on journey times for 42 billion. Why not spend 21 billion on making the taxis to each station 15 mins quicker ?After a feed when baby noble is all sticky I have to fight the urge to roll her on the barbers floor and tell people she's a monkey ?This is why you should never lose sleep over what people think of you.two replies to same tweet that's genius :) that's not remotely funny Lauren Laverne: @ laurenlaverne Number of followers: 277, 053 Sunderland-born Lauren Laverne started out as a musician and is best known for being lead singer and sometime guitarist in pop band Kenickie. She is now a radio DJ, television presenter and author. Lauren currently presents a weekly morning radio show on BBC Radio 6 Music and has presented television programmes including 10 O'Clock Live for Channel 4, and The Culture Show and coverage of the Glastonbury Festival for the BBC. She has also written a novel entitled Candypop: Candy and the Broken Biscuits.
?In other news, @stevejones just watched me eat a hot pudding in a back alley. Like old times.
. ?Just remembered that I spent most of 1996 wearing a child's karate top that I bought from Bernardo's. Wonder where it is now.
. ?Can't believe The Boat is gone, guys. Nobody tells me anything. Going to Mam's for a pasta bake instead.
Chris Ramsey: @IAMCHRISRAMSEY Number of followers: 245, 903 The stand-up comedian, pictured below, and actor from South Shields is enjoying new found levels of fame after playing Jack in the BBC sitcom Hebburn.
Ramsey has been on the comedy circuit for a few years, supporting Russell Kane and Al Murray on UK tours, but has performed three solo stand up shows throughout the UK. Both his Offermation and Feeling Lucky tours were both sell-outs and he is currently touring with his brand new live show - 'The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television'.
?Just watched a man on a driving lesson navigating around Hammersmith roundabout... I've never seen fear like it. Hope he's wearing a nappy ?I'm having a full ENGLISH BREAKFAST, for LUNCH, in SCOTLAND... I can't think of any more rules to break... Might eat it with chopsticks!
?Love that win a Nokia is a promoted trend... That's like having a 'Win a Game Cube' advert on Call of Duty Jason Cook: @jasonmarkcook Number of followers: 17,028 The award winning comedian from Newcastle was bitten by the comedy bug whilst performing as part of the renowned sketch troupe, known as Soup.
He then started on the Tyneside comedy circuit and became one of The yena Club's regular comperes, before deciding to go on a solo tour. In 2007, he took his first show to the Edinburgh Fringe and he hasn't looked back since. Jason toured for the next three years and became known for his dark, sharp comedic mind, which earned him a huge following.
In 2012, his sitcom 'Hebburn' was commissioned by the BBC and the series based on Jason's life and upbringing in Hebburn was aired on BBC2 ?There's something in the cellar again. Ignoring it. Sent the missus down to check it last time, she's been down there screaming ever since.
. ?Love those hangovers where your only objective is to manage to keep existing. Today was touch and go.
?I wonder how many tweets are sent by people dodging work by sneaking off for a tricky poo? This one isn't. Honest.
Bob Mortimer: @REALBOBMORTIMER Number of followers: 334, 049 The Acklam-born comedian, right, and one half of Vic and Bob is known for his surreal take on the world. He met comedy partner Vic Reeves in 1986 whilst working as a solicitor in London.
Bob was a was a regular audience member of Vic Reeves' Big Night Out and quickly got promoted from drinking pal to performer.
The duo's antics earned them a small cult following, which resulted in the stage show becoming a late night TV show. This was followed by the Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer and the game show Shooting Stars.
?That lovely moment when you open a fresh pack of ground coffee and inside is a signed photo of Andrew Castle ?Is it true that if you sleep with your feet in a bucket of cola they turn into coins? #ImSkint ?You can get pork gravy. I am a **** for ever doubting it.I wish I was dead Andy Dawson: @profanityswan Number of followers: 13,603 Andy Dawson is a freelance journalist based in Sunderland, who writes for a variety of publications.
He is a columnist for the Daily Mirror website and also runs the Twitter feed for @thesundaypeople on weekdays, breaking the latest news stories for them.
He created the controversial @DianaInHeaven, 'putting the People's Princess in the hereafter and tweeting her experiences among the showbiz dead', which was chosen as one of Time Magazine's 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2011.
?There are people out there - people who look just like you and me - who watch The Great British Bake Off for pleasure. Just think about that ?I'll be a working class MP if they want one. Mind you, it'll not be pretty. I'll wipe stuff on things ?I always find that the best way to advise someone to be ignored is to draw attention to them.
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