We tend to think of twins from pop culture in two ways: They either haunt our nightmares (The Shining!), or crack us up with twice the comedic timing. With musicians/funny folks Tegan and Sara stopping by Comedy Bang! Bang! this Friday at 11:30P, we thought we’d take a look at a few of our favorite twins that have us doubled (get it??) over with laughter.
5. Tia and Tamera Mowry
While they’re best known as reality stars today, Tia and Tamera kept ’90s kids in stitches with their hit series Sister, Sister. Only the ’90s could have given two sets of twins hit family shows.
4. Tegan and Sara
The musical twins are perfectly in sync, whether its on their new album, Love You to Death, or in this clip from Friday’s brand new Comedy Bang! Bang!, which finds the sisters being interrupted by a rap break from The Lonely Island guys. And really, even though they aren’t related, the Lonely Island are basically triplets.
3. Giovanni and Marissa Ribisi
While the Ribisi twins aren’t know for starring alongside each other, both have carved out interesting careers on their own. Marissa is probably best known for playing saucy nerd Cynthia in the high school classic Dazed and Confused. Giovanni has dabbled in both comedy and drama, with turns in everything from Lost in Translation to Ted 2. It’s safe to say these two have been making us laugh for longer than the Sprouse twins have been alive.
2. The Sklar Brothers
Coming out of the late ’90s NYC alt comedy scene, these brothers have always been at the center of the comedy universe with TV shows and their own acclaimed podcast, Sklarbro Country. They even turned up on Maron this season, inviting a post-rehab Marc on their podcast and encouraging him to return to stand-up, with less than stellar results.
1. The Lucas Brothers
Apologies to the Olsens: no twins are hotter right now than The Lucas Brothers. With their own animated series The Lucas Bros. Moving Co., and a scene-stealing turn in 22 Jump Street, these identical bros are bringing a “twinny” turn to the stoner slacker vibe made famous by Cheech and Chong.