It has been a tumultuous year to be a Twitter power user. The birdsite that unites us all and has yielded endless good things in my life has turned into a hellscape as a certain Elongated Muskrat has taken it over and gutted it for fun and profit. Yet, one thing that has sustained throughout my entire Twitter experience is Dril.
Dril is an acerbic king of single-tweet comedy. Since 2008 he has churned out so many ludicrous tweets that he has achieved a Simpsons-esque sense of ubiquitous omnipotence. Or, in fewer words: it seems like there’s a Dril tweet for everything.
I never put much thought into who is behind the Tweets. Maybe it was a famous comedian ranting incoherently on Twitter as their side gig. Or, maybe it was a collective of individuals, sweating away all day like monkeys at typewriters to churn out a handful of pithy tweet-lengthed absurdities.
Nope. As I learned from this brilliant Ringer write-up from Nate Rogers, Dril is just some guy. A guy whose identity has been widely known for a few years now, and who has even appeared on his own comedy show on Adult Swim! Yet, even with his previously-secret identity revealed, there’s still some question as to how much of Dril is real and how much is just another layer of performance art.