As is the case with any profession, being a good comedian requires a ton of practice, and for many of the top stand-up and sketch comics Twitter is a fantastic, low-risk training ground for their actual performances. It's become the go-to place for both established and emerging funny people.
It's often the emerging talents who have the best grasp on the medium. Far too many established comics use the social media outlet purely for self-promotion, and it's boring as hell. Thus, it's necessary to suss out the few who actually tell jokes—and good ones. These are the 50 Funniest Comedians on Twitter.