In case your only source of news is The Laugh Button, we’ve got something to tell you: The federal government was shut down today. What does that mean for you? No visits to national parks or monuments, and if you’re in Washington DC, no garbage collection.
However, on the bright side, it also means that your favorite topical comedians are continuing to work through the crisis, bringing you up to 140 characters of laughter one tweet at a time. Here are some of our favorites.
Sounds like the government shutdown is business as usual. Business being fucking the poor.
— Jamie Kilstein (@jamiekilstein) October 1, 2013
Anyone still wearing their "I Voted" sticker with pride today?
— Kyle Kinane (@kylekinane) September 30, 2013
FINAL UPDATE: just loaded Ark of Covenant out of some State Dept sub- basement and into my Subaru. Shutdown humble brag? GUILTY #nolaws
— hodgman (@hodgman) October 1, 2013
Obamacare is now officially the law and wouldn't you know it, the GOP went & gave themselves the day off.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 1, 2013
It's good that the GOP is destroying the economy to prevent Obamacare from destroying the economy.
— Greg Fitzsimmons (@GregFitzShow) September 28, 2013
My wife won't compromise with me about sleeping around. Probably going to shut our marriage down.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) October 1, 2013
.@TedCruz You stopped Obamacare & kept gov't open! Great jo- I'm sorry; our producer in the booth tells me that's incorrect & u fuck spiders
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) October 1, 2013
If this shutdown has done one thing, it's to make me finally understand every Rage Against the Machine song
— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) October 1, 2013
The US gov't shutdown has led to mass poverty, anarchy & violence. Or maybe that's just cuz I'm in Detroit!
— Don Jamieson (@realdonjamieson) October 1, 2013
You can shut down the government, but you can't shut down my Twitter fe
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 30, 2013