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Comedians And Celebrities Beg To Save Twitter

In a Crunchies Awards video, Chelsea Peretti, Andy Richter, and others call on Wall Street to "give a blue bird its wings."

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On Monday night, while hosting TechCrunch's annual Crunchies Awards, comedian Chelsea Peretti did her best to save Twitter — with a video.

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Peretti (sister of BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti), gathered up some celebrity friends from her show Brooklyn Nine-Nine to make an impassioned plea for Twitter, which has been having a rough time recently thanks to executive turnover, concern over changes to its timeline, and stagnant growth. Among the celebs appearing in Peretti's video are Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews and Stephanie Beatriz, Veep's Timothy Simons, 24's Mary Lynn Rajskub, and comedians Andy Richter and Joe Mande. Their chief concerns: "If Twitter dies, am I still verified?" and "Who farted?"

For more on the Crunchies, read BuzzFeed Senior Writer Nitasha Tiku's dispatch from the awards show: "Tech's Annual Awards Show Was So Self-Aware It Hurt."

Brendan Klinkenberg is a tech reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.

Contact Brendan Klinkenberg at brendan.klinkenberg@buzzfeed.com.

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