23 of the Funniest Tweets from December 22, 2023
It’s a dark day for Nintendo fans, furries and Jack Black. The Academy released its shortlists for 10 Oscar categories and “Peaches” from The Super Mario Bros. Movie was sadly not ripe for the picking. Black’s comedic power ballad from the 2023 blockbuster was passed up in favor of a triad of songs from Barbie, a surprise crash landing from Asteroid City and yet another Diane Warren ditty. While Black’s Oscar dreams were dashed this year, there’s hope for the future. The actor has stumped for a potential sequel that goes “full musical” a la Joker: Folie à Deux is. Here’s hoping that Black does indeed get Bowser’s Revenge.
The Academy wasn’t the only entity in Hollywood making big decisions around its annual awards ceremony. After a number of high-profile names turned down the gig, the new owners of Dick Clark Productions have finally found their Golden Globes host: Jo Koy. The Filipino-American comic mostly known for his tenure on Chelsea Lately is hoping for a career-defining turn as he attempts to polish the turd that is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Koy follows in the footsteps of fellow comedian Jerrod Carmichael, who hosted last year’s show. In an Instagram post, Koy promised that “this one is going to be extra special,” which is a low bar to clear for a show that’s been embroiled in controversy for years now.
As we wait to see if Koy’s Golden Globes monologue will be funny, there’s one place we can turn to right now that we know is hilarious: Twitter. Today’s funniest tweets include those about one user’s awe-inspiring discovery during Twitter’s brief outage, the socks that are a woman’s best friend and Daphne and Fred if they had an estimated net worth of over $500 million.