When it comes to funny tweets about raccoons (and the occasional possum), no one writes them better than Roxi Horror, also known by her Twitter handle @RoxiQT.
This horror-themed comedian carved out her unique niche after a tweet about summoning demons went viral. Since she’s often got us in stitches (we mean that figuratively this time), we wanted to give her the spotlight. And make her do the hard work by answering our questions while we peruse her TeePublic shop.
Raccoons always look like they are in the middle of telling a story about how big something was. pic.twitter.com/XSQfOkN2t2
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) July 13, 2018
Q&A with Roxi Horror
Let’s Eat Cake: You’re from Canada. Does cold weather make people naturally funnier?
Roxi Horror: Definitely. I think when you grow up with the constant fear that a moose could be lurking nearby, you are naturally funnier.
Who are some of your favorite other comedians (dead or alive)?
As far as stand-up comics go, I really enjoy Iliza Shlesinger and John Mulaney. Most of my favorite funny people are friends of mine that I’ve met through Twitter: @MichaelaOkla, @smithsara79, @PallaviGunalan, @Skoog, and @KylePlantEmoji to name a few.
We’d check them out but we’re scared of going on the Internet. Raccoons – why do you love them so much?
I can’t help but adore an animal that is not afraid to break into a coffee shop through the ceiling to steal a donut.
Fair. Do you have a favorite raccoon?
My favorite raccoon is a raccoon named Boomer who lives with my friend @CdyRnkn on Twitter. You may have seen Boomer around on Twitter. He is featured in a pretty popular raccoon video where he is wearing sunglasses and enjoying a nice drink in a flamingo pool floatie.
That’s the last time we let anyone film us on vacation. Who would win in a battle: Rocket or Meeko? Why?
I like to think that they would not fight each other and instead, team up to ransack a convenience store together. But to answer the question: Rocket would win because he has technology on his side.
How did you create or discover your niche?
My first viral tweet was about summoning demons and it just sort of became my personal brand. Roxi Horror is a silly reference to Rocky Horror and then my skull icon is art that I actually made. It all just seemed to mesh well together. I started tweeting about raccoons later.
Life is short. Write that novel. Paint that painting. Try new recipes. Learn black magic. Go into the forest at night. Summon a demon. Earn that demon's trust. Become best friends with it. Brag to everyone else about your new cool demon best friend. Knit that sweater.
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) December 23, 2017
What’s the worst horror movie you’ve ever seen?
The problem with horror movies is that the worse they are, the more I love them. Bad horror movies are actually great horror movies. My favorite horror movie is The Cabin in the Woods.
How’d you get into comedy? Any tips for breaking in? Or getting better at Twitter?
It’s kind of a weird story but my dad used to tell me on a regular basis that I was not funny. Then he died. Once he died, I decided to tweet something that was funny to me and it went viral.
Then a bunch of other comics started to notice me. We ended up talking and now I’m here. I think everyone has a different journey when it comes to how they start out in joke Twitter but mine started with my dad being wrong. So I guess my advice to anyone that wants to get into comedy on Twitter is to ignore the haters, believe in yourself and put funny stuff out there. Eventually, if it’s meant to be, other funny people will notice.
25 Funny Tweets from Roxi Horror
1. Did anyone spot a fanged rabbit?
FRIEND: It's called cauliflower. It's not ghost broccoli.
ME: [taking a long drag on my cigarette] Listen kid, I know what I saw.
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) August 3, 2018
2. You heard us.
3. This hits harder than it should right now.
4. Mmm delicious.
5. Zuul is that you?
6. Oh whoops sorry we missed your text.
7. Don’t tempt her.
Due to personal reasons, I've decided to replace my hair with snakes & turn people who stare at me into stone.
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) November 12, 2019
8. What more can we say?
He was a skunk She did ballet pic.twitter.com/stkqmgvg3B
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) October 12, 2020
9. Do you really want your commute to be worse?
10. Next week, boiling water!
THERAPIST: [over the phone] How have you been passing the time?
ME: [mixing 4 types of cereal together to create a stronger, more delicious super cereal] I'm learning to cook
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) April 5, 2020
11. Honestly we follow her for recipe tips.
If you don't like the taste of coconut water, a trick I've found is to open the container, pour the liquid into a large bowl & let that sit for a moment. Then take the bowl outside & pour the coconut water carefully into the grass. Feel free to share this trick with your friends.
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) October 11, 2020
12. It’s on the dresser, isn’t it?
Some people think the best part of being in a relationship is the sex or the affection or the inside jokes but they are wrong. The best part of being in a relationship is having a second person that can call your phone when you accidentally misplace it for the 7th time that day.
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) October 9, 2020
I don't know how to explain this but this cat represents the mood I've been in since March.pic.twitter.com/iGTIGtb2dr
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) August 10, 2020
14. Literally any swamp will do at this point.
15. No, no, we totally get it.
WOMEN: When I had my IUD inserted, I blacked out from the pain but it wasn't a big deal
MEN: Condoms are uncomfy 🙁 If I have to wear one, this is going to be the worst day of my life 🙁
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) September 17, 2020
17. Excuse us but we’re going to need that dress.
I heard that people like curvy women. Well, I have scoliosis & a new dress. ✨ pic.twitter.com/ICKm2sX3eS
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) September 12, 2020
18. We hear it’s nice there this time of year.
Bisexuals in straight passing relationships are valid. Bisexuals in same sex relationships are valid. Bisexuals that are not in relationships are valid. Bisexuals that are very tired & want to abandon society to go live in a cave in the mountains are valid.
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) September 23, 2020
19. What breed is that?
This is the most beautiful bird I have ever seen.pic.twitter.com/E2Z9T7HT0a
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) July 29, 2020
20. We’d finish this bu
Having ADHD is cool because it's like, alright, I'm going to sit down, focus and write a tweet but first, I need to get a cup of coffee from the kitchen but my favorite mug is actually in the bedroom on the bookshelf that I should take a second to organize alphabetically
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) September 26, 2020
21. Tom Nook is always watching.
22. She found the only silver lining.
Due to personal reasons, I'm going to live on a yacht with a family of raccoons. https://t.co/oXarJqyiXB
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) August 24, 2020
What's wrong with raccoon school
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) May 13, 2020
24. We’re gonna show ourselves out.
DEMON: No offense but… I'm gonna head back to Hell
ME: [eating frozen waffles] why
— Roxi Horror 💀🌸 (@roxiqt) September 22, 2018
25. This is awkward for both of us.
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