Rob Delaney is a writer/stand up originally from Boston and graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Much of Delaney’s success can be attributed to his massive following on Twitter of over 1,000,000 followers.
Rob’s reach spreads beyond the US market; in the UK he sold out the Soho Theatre in 7 minutes via one ‘tweet’ making him the fastest selling US performer in the venue’s history. His Channel 4 TV series Catastrophe has received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic, and multiple award wins including a Bafta and two Royal Television Society awards. Nominations for the show include an Emmy. The first two seasons are available on Amazon in the US. The show has been commissioned for two further seasons. Other television credits include Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, E!’s Chelsea Lately, Burning Love, and TBS’ Cougartown.
In 2013, his first novel and bestselling memoir, Rob Delaney: Mother Wife Sister Human Warrior Falcon Yardstick Turban Cabbage was released by Spiegel & Grau in the US, and by Little Brown in the UK.
In 2012, he was named one of Variety’s ‘Top 10 Comics to Watch’ and won the award for ‘Funniest Person on Twitter’ at the Comedy Central Comedy Awards beating out such luminaries as Steve Martin and Stephen Colbert. He’s also been listed as one of ‘The Funniest People on Twitter’ on such sites as the Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, Paste Magazine, Comedy Central, and Funny or Die.
His debut one hour special, Rob Delaney: Live at the Bowery Ballroom, is available on Netflix and from Comedy Central Records.
Rob also sings the national anthem for the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He currently resides in London and regularly performs stand up across the world.
“Rob certainly meets all the criteria required for the clutches of stardom to grab hold of him and whisk him away”
“Delaney is one of the sensations of the US scene”
“An excellent US comic, who pedals wry, searing anecdotes on modern life. A rare, and fleeting, delight”
UK Arts Agenda
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