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Sarah Silverman

A lifetime of taboos ... Sarah Silverman. Photo: Getty Images

A quick pop quiz: is finding the funny on Twitter as tricky as a Kardashian entering a spelling bee because:

A) Tina Fey won't go anywhere near it;

B) Hello? There are more than 200 million active users;

C) You're the guy who tweeted comedian Louis C.K. about when he'd next be doing a stand-up show in Detroit and received the response: ''Let me know when you die from being an ugly, stupid pile of zebra vomit.''

We're favouring answer B, but, at any rate, we want to make your life a little richer with this cheat sheet to the wittiest people on Twitter (who aren't likely to hurt you).

1) Julius Sharpe @juliussharpe

A writer for the caustic animated television show Family Guy, Sharpe is your go-to man for the verbal barbs you wish you had thought of.

2) Albert Brooks @AlbertBrooks

Capturing life's countless small humiliations is the Broadcast News star's primary stock and trade. Better, though, is that his feed turns you into an eavesdropper on his conversations with friends such as Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin and Sarah Silverman.

3) Sarah Silverman @SarahKSilverman

If you thought Silverman's 2010 memoir, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee, broached enough taboo topics to last you a lifetime - including the joke she made about her infant brother dying accidentally - her Twitter feed proves you wrong. Here she excels at writing tweets that nail the creepiness of modern life.

4) Sloane Crosley @askanyone

Crosley, the latest publishing wunderkind - thanks to her essay collections I Was Told There'd Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number? - is a whiz at skewering, well, everyone.

5) Josh Thomas @JoshThomas87

Thomas, the youngest-ever winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's RAW Comedy competition, loves pointing out our gaffs.

6) Andy Borowitz @BorowitzReport

Ten years after creating The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Borowitz began emailing fake news stories to his friends. He's since parlayed the hilarious results into his crowning, by The Daily Beast, as ''America's satire king''.

7) Conan O'Brien @ConanOBrien

Clap eyes on the former Tonight Show host's changing taglines, and you know immediately you've got to scroll down his feed. Media scandals are a favoured topic, as are his staff.