America’s Number One Funniest Twitter Comic performs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe for Two Nights Only

ROB DELANEY comes to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for two nights only, seeing him perform at the festival for the first time. He sold out his debut UK run at the Soho Theatre last year in one hour, after just one tweet, making him the fastest selling US performer in the venue’s history. With close to one million followers, he has been named ‘Funniest Person on Twitter’ (Comedy Central Comedy Awards), beating comedy stalwarts STEVE MARTIN and STEPHEN COLBERT and is known as one of America’s most brilliant stand-ups, a regular at the top US comedy venues, and for appearances on shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan.

ROB, originally from Boston, regularly performs stand-up at the top comedy venues in Los Angeles, New York and various comedy clubs across the US. He now lives in Los Angeles, where he’s a fixture at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the Hollywood Improv. His television credits in the UK include contributing writer on Channel 4’s The IT Crowd and MTV’s Ridiculousness and in the US, guest hosting for G4’s Attack of the Show, Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit and the pilot movie Movie Nook for TBS. ROB has written his autobiography, to be published by Random House this autumn on 5th November 2013, and has created Rob Delaney’s War of Words, a board game based on his popular tweets. ROB also, incredibly, sings the national anthem for the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
ROB DELANEY will also be performing on the Alternative Stage at both Reading and Leeds Festival on 23rd and 24th August and London’s Wonderground, South Bank Centre on 22nd and 23rd August 2013.

What the press has said about Rob Delaney:

“Like Louis CK and Chris Rock… Delaney’s delivery is fast but brilliantly structured” Guardian

“Ridiculously funny on Twitter” Huffington Post

Rob Delaney: Live
Venue: McEwan Hall – Underbelly
Date: 20th and 21st August
Time: 7.00pm
Box Office: 0131 226 0000

For more information and press tickets, please contact: edinburghpress@avalonuk.com or phone: Hannah Wilkinson, Lottie Doran, Charlotte Davidson, Charlotte Lander or Dan Lloyd on:
Edinburgh: 0131 527 1643 / London: 020 7598 7222


Avalon is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK. Recent highlights include: RUSSELL HOWARD performing to over 240,000 fans with sell-out tour Right Here, Right Now and announcing a new tour, Wonderbox; AL MURRAY’s twice extended show Al Murray The Pub Landlord The Only Way Is Epic, including two dates at the Queen’s Theatre, London; RICHARD HERRING returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for his 25th year; DAVE GORMAN’s Barry Award nominated sell-out tour Powerpoint Presentation; GREG DAVIES’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated, triple-extended, 109 date sell-out show Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and new tour The Back of My Mum’s Head, including two dates at the Hammersmith Apollo; LEE NELSON’s sell-out date at the IndigO2 with Lee Nelson Live; ROB DELANEY selling out his UK debut London run at Soho Theatre in one hour from a single tweet; U.S.’s number one podcasting comedian PAUL F. TOMPKINS playing the UK for the first time at London’s Soho Theatre.