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Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan to Star in Channel 4 Pilot 'Catastrophe'

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 [...]

Rob Delaney Uses the Extra Space to Get Candid in His First Book

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.

Watch Rob Delaney Sing the National Anthem at a Dodgers Game

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:

Rob Delaney Says "Twitter Isn't Real"

“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.

Fighting a Horse Sized Duck and All the Best Parts from Rob Delaney's AMA

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 [...]

Rob Delaney Talked Comedy and Michael Douglas 'In Bed with Joan'

Joan Rivers has been coercing comedians and celebrities into her bed recently for her web series In Bed with Joan, and this week's guest was perfect for the setting. Twitter fave Rob Delaney snuggled with Rivers to talk about his switch from musical theater to comedy and long-overdue apologies.

Watch a Funny Trailer for Rob Delaney's New Board Game

Here's a trailer Twitter phenom Rob Delaney made with Erin Gibson for War of Words, a new board game based on his Twitter feed. It's guaranteed to be the funniest trailer for a board game based on a Twitter feed you'll see all day.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins Interview Rob Delaney

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web talk show Speakeasy with guest Rob Delaney. As with everything Paul F. Tompkins puts out, it's charming, classy, hilarious, and well worth your time.

Comedy Central Has New Albums from Rob Delaney and T.J. Miller Available Now

Comedy Central just released new albums from two very funny guys: Rob Delaney and T.J. Miller. Rob Delaney's Live at the Bowery Ballroom is the audio version of the hour special Delaney self-released earlier this year. T.J. Miller's Mash Up Audiofile is a companion album to his Comedy Central series Mash Up, featuring a 45 min. set from Miller with extra music/comedy mashups mixed in. Both are available for the low, low price of $9.99, which is pretty affordable.

Delaney Looks Nice and Says Nice Things about Lady Hair

Internet-famous people constantly have to combat other's preconception that they'll be troll-like and speech impediment-filled. That's why it was very smart of him to wear a very smart suit. That being said, he didn't necessarily fight the perception that famous twitters survive on a diet of cellulite and shaved body hair. Speaking of shaved body hair, watch Rob talk about Kim Kardashian and Mitt Romney below:

Talking to Rob Delaney About His New Memoir, Writing About Mental Illness, and the Importance of Privacy

Standup and self-branded cool dad Rob Delaney, celebrated for his shameless Twitter musings on Mitt Romney, the perils of marijuana, and the filthy things he’d do to his neighbor Karen if afforded the chance, has written the equivalent of several million tweets in the form of a memoir called — brace yourself — Mother. Wife. Sister. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.

Released today, the book is a departure from Delaney’s silly Twitter persona in the same vein as pieces he’s written for Vice and The Guardian, delving into his personal history and confronting the many-headed beasts of depression and addiction. He calls it an effort to “amalgamate stuff [...]

Watch Kristen Schaal, Anthony Jeselnik, Nick Kroll, and More at a Comedy Roundtable

Here's The Hollywood Reporter's hour-long comedy roundtable, featuring Kristen Schaal, Anthony Jeselnik, Nick Kroll, Rob Delaney, and Cecily Strong. From Kroll's story about bombing in front of Bill Murray when he was new at stand-up to Schaal discussing a particular network's reluctance to air shows with female leads, it's an interesting and fun chat all around.

Rob Delaney, Megan Amram, and a Fake Prince Account Top 'Time' Magazine's 140 Best Twitter Feeds List

TIME magazine released a list of "The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013" this week, and a lot of comedians made it in this time around. The list features an entire comedy category and also a ton of boring non-comedy categories like "science" and "art." Amongst those who made the comedy portion of the list are Mayor of Twitter Rob Delaney, SNL writer Chris Kelly, Parks and Rec writers Chelsea Peretti and Megan Amram, and Jake Fogelnest's fake account for the musician Prince. Folks like Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein, Lena Dunham, and Apatow spawn Maude made it in under the "Celebrities" category, while stand-up and Parks and Rec star [...]

Talking to Rob Delaney About His New Special, Twitter, Fatherhood, Standup and More

If you’re like me, you experience the daily state of joy that comes with reading Rob Delaney’s ludicrous Tweets. With recent gems likes “@WebMd girls have 2 butts?” Rob provides his Twitter following of over six-hundred thousand with relief from a world filled with the unfortunate popularity of people like Kim Kardashian. He was the first person to ever receive the title “Funniest Person on Twitter” and recently released his stand-up special online, Rob Delaney Live at the Bowery Ballroom.  I had the pleasure of talking with him about being a dad, the impact that internet popularity has made on his stand-up routine, and what he would actually [...]