You know those days when your Twitter feed explodes with the energy of billions of opinionated Internet-surfers? That definitely happened today, as the Vatican officially announced the new pope and the world reacted.
But leave it to a few courageous and witty comedians to turn the history-setting event into material for pithy jokes under or at 140 characters. Here are some of the best:
The white smoke issuing from the Vatican indicates… wait for it… S'mores!
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) March 13, 2013
I missed being Pope by 3 letters. #PopeBergoglio
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) March 13, 2013
It's not delivery, it's BERGOGLIO! #NewPope
— Travon Free (@Travon) March 13, 2013
Please Lord, let the new pope's first words to the assembled be, “Can you believe this shit?”
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) March 13, 2013
Just lit one of those Duraflame logs and accidently picked a new pope, I hope you enjoy Pope Rihanna.
— Paul Scheer (@paulscheer) March 12, 2013
Next: more tweets
New Pope's first question: “How much do you guys charge to move a couch from Argentina to Italy?”
— Julius Sharpe (@juliussharpe) March 13, 2013
Just had My first convo with Francis. Turns out he's a huge fan! #goodstart
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) March 13, 2013
Guy on MSNBC said new Pope “used to take the tram to work.” Is that like a subway? I take the subway! Maybe I'll be next Pope!
— Todd Barry (@toddbarry) March 13, 2013
Yes, but what is this new Pope's stance on marshmallow Peeps?
— Rob Huebel (@robhuebel) March 13, 2013
Rumors already swirling in Hollywood that the new Pope will replace Leno on NBC at 1130.
— Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) March 13, 2013