Like a rat up a drainpipe Monday has appeared again with very little warning – and where there’s a Monday there’s a comedy interview on this here website, as part of our ‘groundbreaking’ series, ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’
Normally we are all about the bloggers on this here series, but today we have a bit of a change in that our interviewee today is Twitter’s very own @TwinzerDad. He still writes funny stuff and still writes about parenting, so ticks all of the boxes – he just happens to do it in bite sized chunks of 140 characters or less! But, as we all know, good things can most definitely come in small packages, so once you’ve finished with the interview it’d be lovely if you could pop over to Twitter and have a bit of a laugh. It’s probably what we all need on a Monday and, assuming you have small people climbing over you, 140 characters is probably about all you can manage!
But enough preamble for now – let’s crack on with the show…
1. Tell us about yourself in 20 words or less:
I’m just another cold coffee drinking, bathroom hiding, diaper changing, father of twins. My formal dad training comes from 1990’s Sitcoms.
2. How would your child(ren) describe you?
I wasn’t quite sure. They’re 17 months old. I asked them. One of them stared at me blankly the other laughed hysterically and fell over. Take that as you well.
3. When and why did you last properly laugh out loud?
For 20 minutes the other day both my children ran around my living room with blankets over their head bumping into stuff and laughing their heads off. It was like being haunted by two short, drunk ghosts.
4. Do you try to be funny when you are writing? Tell us a bit about your writing ‘process’.
With parenting, I think you have to look at everything as being funny. We are all in the same boat here. None of us know what we’re doing. If you can keep your sense of humor amidst the chaos involved with keeping miniature versions of yourself alive, then you’ll probably survive it. I hope.
As far as my process. My kids do insane things, I react. I attempt to fit it into 140 characters.
5. What is the funniest thing you’ve read in the past few months?
The Huffington Post Parents Tweets of the Week. They crack me up every time.
6. What are the best and worst things about becoming a parent?
Kids are unpredictable, infuriating and exhausting. All of them. It may be some of the time, or it may be all of the time but they all fall into one or more of those categories at some point. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you’ll never feel more love in your entire life until you become a parent.
7. Do your friends/family find you funny in ‘real life’?
Probably. If you take enough shots on goal you’ll eventually score. I take a lot of shots on goal. I miss a lot, but for all the misses a few make it in in the net.
8. Go on, say something funny!
I’m no funnier than any of the other dads out there on twitter. I put my denim shorts on one leg at a time.
9. How did you get into writing and why?
I’ve been writing in one form or another for most of my life. As far as why I write about being a dad, it’s really about trying for the endorsements. Any day that phone is going to ring and it is going to be New Balance, Wrangler and whoever makes those t-shirts with generic tropical beach scenes and classic cars on them. That’s when I’ll know I’ve made it.
10. If you could only have one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
At this point I’d settle for a hot one.
11. Complete the sentence; ‘Since having a child…’
I’ve watched Jason Mraz sing “Let’s Go Outdoors” 5327 times.
12. In your opinion, what is the worst children’s TV show, and why?
My guys love the Sesame Street songs on YouTube. Most of them are fine, but some sadistic individual made a 10 minute repeating clip of “Elmo’s Got the Moves”. It’s awful.
13. Please tell us about your blog and why we should visit:
I’m not sure you could call what I do a blog. It’s just another dad making it up as he goes a long. Occasionally, I put 140 characters of coherent thought together.
To find out more click on the image below and submerse yourself in 140 characters of funny.
We’re always on the look out for more funny people to feature in our little series, so if you feel the urge, why not drop us an email and we can hook you up?!