James Breakwell is a professional comedy writer, husband, and father of four young girls. He is best known for his family humor Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn, which boasts more than a million followers. The account went viral In April 2016 and transformed him from a niche comedy writer into one of the most popular dad brands on social media.
Listen in to hear how Breakwell’s journey in comedy writing began with emailing random people and evolved to writing for his college paper, then blogging, and finally into social media. He shares how he felt Twitter (as opposed to blogging) helped him become a better writer, and the amazing story behind how Twitter and Buzzfeed literally brought him overnight fame.
Breakwell is also the author of Only Dead on The Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse, and upcoming BenBella book, Bare Minimum Parenting. Listeners will enjoy a lively discussion between Breakwell and Yeffeth as they dive into Breakwell’s primary strategy of book-writing (on his phone!) and the unexpected career title that has come from all his comedic fame.