31 of the Funniest Tweets from December 20, 2023
Even Emmy-winners still get nervous. Despite spending 12 seasons drawing belly laughs out of a live studio audience, Two and a Half Men’s Jon Cryer told The New York Post that performing still grips him with “paralyzing fear beforehand.” Luckily, he said he was able to shake the nerves by the time cameras rolled on the set of NBC’s Extended Family, which he stars in alongside Abigail Spencer and Donald Faison of Scrubs fame. While the new sitcom will preview its goods on December 23rd, the show is set to officially premiere at the start of the new year. Cryer’s return to the (sound) stage comes eight years after Two and a Half Men’s concluded and a brief stint as Lex Luthor in DC’s television universe. Cryer noted that Extended Family was an opportunity he just “couldn’t pass up” and that “working out comedy in front of people is fun and valuable.”
Another actor clawing out of the depths of The CW is Riverdale’s Charles Melton, who is experiencing a meteoric rise thanks to his riveting performance in Todd Haynes’ melodrama May December. The actor found himself able to go toe-to-toe with Oscar winners Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore thanks to that teen soap he spent six seasons working on. Melton told i-D that having the opportunity to work with 91 directors on one show alone made it feel like Julliard. In a few months time, actors might be fighting to get on a show with time-traveling high schoolers and random musical numbers if it later affords them similar critical acclaim.
Over on the timeline there’s a healthy serving of laughs on this fine Hump Day. Today’s funniest tweets include those about a meal fit for an RPG, how Ryan Gosling fits into the MCU and the only place on Earth you can find happiness.