Saturday, May 18, 2024

Woody Allen’s Son, Ronan Farrow, Is the Funniest Person on Twitter


Ronan Farrow isn’t going to like this but I’ve felt for some time that he’s the funniest person on Twitter. Following his account would be a lot like following his father, Woody Allen, if Woody knew what Twitter was. There’s no question that Farrow, a prodigy who finished all his schooling early, is very bright. He’s worked at the State Department for Hillary Clinton, he’s at Oxford now completing more studies or something. I’m not sure. But he Tweets like a pro, and his one liners are sharper than ever.

Tonight Farrow actually made me laugh out loud. When Justin Timberlake and NSync finished their performance, Farrow quipped:

Some of his other Tweets tonight:

And there have been other well crafted bon mots like this recent one:

The fact is, Ronan’s emails are equally divided between zany quips and little, earnest political reports. It’s as if his Woody side is trying to escape from his Mia side, but doesn’t know how. When the Woody side finally wins, expect to see Ronan on Jimmy Fallon’s couch ASAP.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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