As part of an ongoing series we’ll be getting to know members of the Hashtag Community. Today’s Spotlight is on @jkCallawayYAY
1. What is the story behind your twitter handle?
JK Callaway is my stage name for when I wrire, perform stand-up, act or really anything else I do “entertainment” wise. Sadly @jkcallaway is already taken by someone who doesn’t use it! Grrr! So I added the YAY because it’s fun!
2. How long have you been on Twitter?
I’ve had an account since 2009 but really never used it until playing along with @midnight when the show started.
3. How long have you been playing hashtag games?
I started playing along with @midnight as I was a fan of @nerdist’s stand-up. I didn’t realize there was a community of “hashtaggers” or “hashtag warriors” until probably January of 2015. Been obsessed ever since!
4. When did you know you were addicted to twitter?
I don’t think I would say I’m addicted to “twitter” per say… just funny people and fun games! Whether it be YouTube with ERB and Jenna Marbles or Comedy Central with Amy Schumer and Key & Peele I simply love to laugh and revel in silliness. Hashtag games (and of course the @HashtagRoundup app) are just another part of that for me!
5. What is something that nobody knows about you? (until now)
I was born in Luxembourg to circus folk whom quickly sold me off to a portly man named Olaf. He taught me the ways of the hashtag although he called it a “drunk plus sign.” 😆 Actually there’s not much mystery to me. I’m a comic on occasion and a voice actor when there’s work. I don’t care for heights and I’m the greatest lover my wife has ever had since her last one.
6. Keep up with @jkCallawayYAY
For the most part you’ll find me on Twitter but you can also find me on Tumblr, Snapchat, Instagram and Periscope all under the moniker “jkcallawayyay.” Listen to my podcast at spreaker.com/8169631 which will include more than just Top10 lists of @HashtagSkirmish games in the future! Also if you’re ever in the Twin Cities area check out some local comedy shows. I’m sure to be there!
7. A Few Of My Personal Own Favorite Tweets
— J.K. Callaway (@jkCallawayYAY) May 31, 2015
— J.K. Callaway (@jkCallawayYAY) May 21, 2015
— J.K. Callaway (@jkCallawayYAY) May 25, 2015