James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer and amateur father of four girls, ages 6, 4, 2, and 7 months. He tells jokes about his family on his Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn, which has 574,000 followers and continues to grow at a rapid pace.
Mr. Breakwell has the unique distinction of going viral twice in one year with two entirely different comedy concepts. In April, Buzzfeed featured Mr. Breakwell’s kid-centric jokes in an article that quickly gained more than two million views. His @XplodingUnicorn account grew by 300,000 followers in two weeks and attracted substantial interest from traditional media outlets. His jokes were featured by US Magazine, DailyMail.com, Metro.co.uk, 9GAG, theChive.com, Collegehumor.com, various ABC and Fox TV news affiliates, and countless other TV, radio, and Internet outlets.
That was the second time Mr. Breakwell went viral in 2016. On Christmas Day 2015, he started a Twitter parody account called @VeryLonelyLuke, which posts jokes in the guise of Luke Skywalker stranded on a secret water planet. That account gained 370,000 followers in its first few months and has attracted the attention of Star Wars cast members. Mark Hamill follows and regularly retweets the account, and Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew have both interacted with it.
Outside of Twitter, Mr. Breakwell has been a guest five times on HLN’s The Daily Share. His comedy articles have been featured by Reader’s Digest and The Federalist, and he has an upcoming piece scheduled to appear on AskMen.com.
He makes daily webcomics at www.JamesBreakwell.com, www.Unfridgeworthy.com, and www.WombatDojo.com. His articles are available at www.ExplodingUnicorn.com.