UK's Channel 4 has ordered a pilot from Twitter superstar Rob Delaney and Irish actress/writer Sharon Horgan called Catastrophe, Deadline reports. Delaney and Horgan will both star in the single-camera comedy, which follows "an Irish woman and an American man who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love in London." Horgan, who created and starred in the hit BBC3 series Pulling, recently sold her fourth UK-to-US comedy series remake Dead Boss in September, so hopefully these two plan to hop over the pond after Catastrophe goes to series. Delaney has television credits on Key and Peele, Cougar Town, and the web series Burning [...]
When the cover of a book hails the author as the “Funniest Person on Twitter”, one might expect that the content of the book would be concise and funny. One might also expect, as I did, that the subject matter be as frivolous as any comedians’ Twitter offerings. However Rob Delaney, released from his 140-character constraints, has written a meaningful collection of heart wrenchingly true tales exuding self-effacing whimsy and smart-guy charm with Mother. Wife. Sister. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.
Comedian and Twitter King Rob Delaney sang the national anthem at a Dodgers Game this weekend. Delaney, who previously sang the national anthem at four Dodgers games and four Red Sox games, had a career in musical theater before turning to comedy. Explains Delaney, "I just asked the Dodgers' Twitter account if I could sing the anthem, and they wrote back, 'Sure.'"
Check out Delaney's Twitter exchange with the Dodgers account below:
“I respect Twitter. I am grateful for what it has done for me. But Twitter is a double-edged sword. Yes, you can improve your joke-writing craft, you can increase the number of people that hear them. But you can get drunk on people telling you, 'you are the best' or 'you are the worst.' You have to remember, Twitter pays no one's bills. It can lead to opportunities, but you still have to get up every day and work. Twitter isn't real. This is real."
- King of Twitter Rob Delaney denouncing his kingdom in Vulture.
Earlier this afternoon, Rob Delaney descended into the belly of the Internet to do a Reddit AMA. He answered silly questions and serious questions and everything in between. Here are the best quotes.
On if he's worried about being known as "The Twitter Guy":
I actually don't. And if I were known that way, that'd be fine too. I'm 35, married, a dad, sober; I'm VERY boring in real life. That I can make a living by telling jokes, be it online, onstage, on TV or wherever the hell makes me very, very grateful. If I complained AT ALL, it would be fair to call me a stupid-headed [...]