34 of the Funniest Tweets from Thursday, January 18, 2024
It’s Richard Simmons time. The larger-than-life fitness personality is hitting the big screen at Sundance with Pauly Shore donning Simmons’ famous rhinestone tank top in a new short film. Shore teamed up with producer Mark Wolper and Jake Lewis, the director behind the haunting Robin Williams impersonation that went viral three years ago, for the film, which centers on an appearance the fitness guru made on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. While Simmons himself wasn’t involved in the production as he’s trying to “live a quiet life and be peaceful,” Shore hopes that Simmons will see that it “looks good” and “feels good” and hop on board in an advisory position as they move toward adapting the short into a full-length feature.
Over on the idiot box, there’s less to celebrate given the bevy of cancellations today. Just days after Max nixed Our Flag Means Death, the streamer decided to pull the plug on Issa Rae’s Rap Sh!t as well. The dramedy, which is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, may be able to catch on at a different network, but as we saw with Minx’s move to Starz, a new home isn’t necessarily a stable one. Meanwhile, Schmigadoon! co-creator Cinco Paul took to Twitter to share that a new season of the show (and 25 new songs) were ready to go but will ultimately remain unseen (and unheard) since Apple is closing the curtains on the Broadway parody.
If you’re mourning the loss of your favorite show, we’ve got a fresh batch of hilarious tweets that might lift your spirits. Today’s funniest ones include those about a creative résumé gap, a humble request from a former Speaker of the House and the physical strain of “hopping on a call.”