Writing the perfect Twitter bio is a tricky, tricky business. The best ones are crafted — and we do mean crafted
— to appear like no time or effort was clocked, but that is not the case. It never is. So, we were thrilled to see The New York Times
dissect just what makes a Twitter bio successful
, with the industry acknowledging that Hillary Clinton's bio takes the cake. (In case you needed a refresher, hers impeccably reads: “Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD ...”)
Calling the Twitter bio a "postmodern art form," the Times
says it's a unique social feature that world-famous celebrities, "special snowflakes," and "suburban dads" can individually perfect to meet their own agenda.
Of course, the more famous you are, the less direct and self-promotional you need to be. Very few actors actually use bios to promote their latest project (though musicians seem to love it). "Quirky" actors like Patton Oswalt or Lena Dunham, who have a natural advantage in esoteric tweeting, prefer to include obscure facts about themselves. And others simply win us over with their unexpected charm and wit. So, who are the wittiest of them all? Here are our top contenders.