18 of the Funniest Tweets from September 28, 2023
While everyone is getting their best Cowgirl Barbie and Oppenheimer costumes ready for Halloween, one company is here to remind you who the undisputed king of spooky season is by selling his rights to the highest bidder. Trancas International Films, which co-owns the rights to John Carpenter’s iconic Halloween franchise, is looking for a landing spot for Michael Myers’ TV rights, according to a report from Bloody Disgusting. This has led to a bidding war between Miramax, which already owns Halloween’s film rights, and A24, America’s beloved home for auteurs. With A24 in the lead, there may be an atmospheric re-examination of the masked murderer in store for us by next Halloween.
In other TV news, one boob-tube staple still remains hostless. Following Trevor Noah’s exit from The Daily Show last year, Hasan Minhaj was the expected front-runner to fill the vacancy — until, that is, a recent New Yorker report about Minhaj making up the stories behind jokes that were supposedly based on real-life events. And so, when the show returns on October 16th, Daily Show viewers will be greeted by a new round of rotating guest hosts as the network continues its search for a new permanent host.
Meanwhile, the timeline has been busy striking up another day of laughs. Today’s funny tweets include those about an aging search engine, a well-endowed subway system and someone who can find the bright side in being part of a human centipede.