Rob Delaney (comedian)

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Rob Delaney
Rob Delaney.jpg
Born (1977-01-19) January 19, 1977 (age 37)
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Residence London, United Kingdom
Nationality American
Alma mater New York University[1]
Website
www.robdelaney.com

Rob Delaney (born January 19, 1977) is a comedian and a writer from Marblehead, Massachusetts. He lives in London.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Rob Delaney was born in Marblehead and attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Career[edit]

Twitter[edit]

Rob Delaney's career received attention via his Twitter account.[4] As of March 2014, Delaney had 1.02 million followers.[5] In 2010, Paste magazine named him one of the ten funniest people on Twitter.[6]

In May 2012, he became the first comedian to win the 'Funniest person on Twitter award' at the Comedy Central awards.[7]

Writing[edit]

Delaney has written several articles for Vice magazine.[8]

His book Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. was published by Spiegel & Grau in November 2013.[9][10]

Television[edit]

In December 2011, Comedy Central announced Delaney would shoot a pilot for a variety show, called "@RobDelaney".[11] Delaney and Irish comedian, Sharon Horgan, are working on a comedy series for the British channel, Channel 4, as of May 2014.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Delaney is married and has two children.[13]

In 2002, Delaney blacked out while driving and drove his car into a building owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He broke his left wrist and right arm and cut both of his knees to the bone. This prompted Delaney to stop drinking.[14][15]

He has battled severe depression on two occasions, which he has documented in a blog post.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
2007 Wild Girls Gone Himself
2009 Coma, Period. Dan Humford Ten episodes
2009 Outer Space Astronauts Commander Cake
2010 This Week in Comedy Himself
2011 The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest Himself Six episodes
2012 Key and Peele Campaign Advisor / White Guy in Negraph Commercial Two episodes
2012 First Dates with Toby Harris Brad
2013 Rob Delaney Live at the Bowery Ballroom Live performance special available on Netflix

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tyson, Josh (2011-02-21). "Comic Rob Delaney on Porn, Sobriety, Twitter, and Feminism". The Good Men Project. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rob Delaney – The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre – June 15". PRWeb. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Check out @robdelaney's Tweet
  4. ^ Friar, Christine (2012-04-27). "Rob Delaney Talks Abortion, Comedy And That Famous Green Speedo With 'Vice'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rob Delaney's Followers". Twitter. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "The 10 Best Comedians of 2010". Paste Magazine. 2010-12-06. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rob Delaney: First comedian to in 'funniest person on Twitter'". mashable. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Articles by Rob Delaney". Vice Magazine. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Gilbert, Matthew (16 November 2013). "Book Review: Rob Delaney by Rob Delaney". Boston Globe. 
  10. ^ Ryan, Kyle (2013-11-04). "Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.". A.V. Club. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Comedy Central preps Twitter show". www.c21media.net. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  12. ^ Catastrophe a new C4 comedy created by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan
  13. ^ Interview on Kevin Pollak's Chat Show|url=https://soundcloud.com/kevinpollak/rob-delaney
  14. ^ "Take a Stroll... With Rob Delaney: Helping You, Helping Me". Vice Magazine. 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  15. ^ Hadley, Hadley (2012-09-17). "Rob Delaney: 'Twitter has rocketed me to a whole new level of standup'". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  16. ^ On Depression & Getting Help. Robdelaney.tumblr.com (2010-02-26). Retrieved on 2012-05-22.

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