While Michael Jackson’s work mates and fans were responding to his death en masse via Twitter, the funny crowd was typing out cracks about the day’s big story. Even those who feel a personal sense of loss in the wake of Jackson’s death would probably get a smile out of Kevin Nealon’s Tweet awhile ago:
Been devastated for the last few days over the Ed McMahon news. Time to pull myself together. Maybe I’ll watch some tv to cheer myself up.
Other funny people charged ahead as usual, taste considerations be damned. For instance:
Carlos Mencia, Thursday afternoon: Michael Jackson just died of a heart attack. When reached for comment Joe Jackson, father said “why couldn’t it be Tito”. Too soon?
And Sarah Silverman, Thursday afternoon, put out this Tweet: Did you hear Michael Jackson’s kids are free? That’s not nice. I’m sorry. Ugh, I feel bad for saying that. LOOK A BLUE CAR!