Friday, June 19, 2015

Listen to WNYC to find out how God turned his Twitter account into a Broadway show

WNYC | STUDIO 360
By Sean Rameswaram
This is what Twitter looks like when it's on Broadway (Jeremy Daniel Photography)
NEW YORK---David Javerbaum — a seasoned comedy writer for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report who has won Peabodys, Emmys, and a Grammy — started the account @TheTweetofGod in 2010. Like God Himself, he quickly gained millions of followers. Javerbaum originally opened the account to promote a book, a new testament for the modern age — he just hadn’t written it yet. Javerbaum planned to extrapolate the jokes from Twitter into a fully-realized text. He finally finished in 2012, but The Last Testament: A Memoir by God didn’t do nearly as well as the Twitter account. But @TheTweetofGod has a surprising third act. Javerbaum recently turned his one-liners into a Broadway play. [link]