28 of the Funniest Tweets from December 7, 2023
Attention film bros, cinephiles and anyone trying to impress a bisexual barista — your favorite movies just got a new streaming home. Indie darling A24 has inked a multiyear deal with Warner Bros. Discovery to stream their award-winning catalog on HBO’s slate of streaming platforms. That means films like Dream Scenario and The Iron Claw will head straight to Max after their theatrical engagements while films like Everything Everywhere All at Once and Uncut Gems will be added to Warner Discovery’s robust selections. The move sees A24 jumping ship from Showtime, which has been the home to an array of A24 films since 2019, to a company that hasn’t exactly had the best track record of keeping its own in-house productions on streaming. Royce Battleman, EVP of Content Acquisitions for WBD, noted that the “diverse range of stories that come from the A24 pipeline make this partnership so impactful for our audience.”
One actor whose face will be seen on an HBO streamer thanks to the deal is Dicks: The Musical’s Bowen Yang, but if trends continue, the SNL standout and podcast extraordinaire may once again be confused for his friend and fellow comedian Joel Kim Booster. When reporting on the recent racist tirade from Morning Show actress Julianna Margulies, The Hollywood Reporter included a topical tweet from Booster only to describe him as “Saturday Night Live comedian,” a job that is famously held by Yang. To make matters worse, while reporting on this very issue, Out Magazine misattributed some of Yang’s thoughts during a recent episode of his podcast Las Culturistas to Booster — which has turned this into a Russian nesting doll of needless racism. If Ryan Murphy can tell the gaggle of white men in his productions apart then the trades should be able to distinguish between a Chinese-American and Korean-American who look nothing alike. There’s simply no excuse.
Meanwhile the timeline is brimming with their own comedians. Today’s funniest tweets include those about some sleepy girlfriends, Jay Gatsby’s Drag Race and what Jesus really thinks of you.