It was announced today (Wednesday 18th February 2015) that ROB DELANEY, American stand-up and best-selling author, will add limited UK dates of his highly anticipated new live stand-up tour, Meat from 1st June. ROB is currently starring on British TV in Channel 4’s comedy, Catastrophe, which he co-wrote and co-stars with SHARON HORGAN.
With over one million Twitter followers and counting, on his debut in London he sold out a Soho Theatre run in seven minutes via a single Tweet, making him the fastest selling US performer in the venue’s history.
Already commissioned for a second series by Channel 4, Catastrophe, has enjoyed universal critical acclaim. The series follows an Irish woman and an American man who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love in London.
ROB regularly sells out shows across the US, and his debut special Live at the Bowery Ballroom is currently available on Netflix. TV appearances include Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Key and Peele, The Graham Norton Show, Burning Love, 8 Out of 10 Cats and In Bed with Joan Rivers. His book Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior.Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage was released here and in the US in 2013. One of Variety’s ‘Top 10 Comics to Watch’, Rob won the award for ‘Funniest Person on Twitter’ at the Comedy Central Comedy Awards.
What the press has said about Rob Delaney
“…Delaney’s delivery is fast but brilliantly structured”
“Ridiculously funny on Twitter Rob certainly meets all the criteria required for the clutches of stardom to grab hold of him and whisk him away.” ★★★★.5
The Huffington Post
“sharp and bitingly funny”
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What the press has said about Catastrophe
“as beautifully rommy as it is swaggeringly commy…Eye-wateringly dirty and unusually soulful…and already looks unmatchable as the best comedy of 2015”
Jack Seale, The Guardian
“…savagely funny gem of a show”.
Ben Dowell, the Radio Times
“already looks unmatchable as the best comedy of 2015”.
David Chater, The Times
“hit the ground running with one of the best opening episodes of a sitcom for years, and it has kept up the quality through the rest of the episodes so far. It’s one of those rare TV comedies that not only has great gags in every single scene, but also seems real and convincing, due in no small part to the perfect performances of Sharon and Rob.”
Boyd Hilton, Heat
“This was an edgy, slick, funny portrayal of dysfunctional middle-age relationships without once looking like it was trying too hard”
The Sunday Times
“Great new sitcom from Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney which is both believable and hilarious”
Ian Hyland, The Mirror
Euan Ferguson, The Observer
“I hadn’t realised how much I loved this series until it ended after half an hour and I didn’t want it to stop….Theirs is a touching, funny and unusual relationship in which humour is used as an expression of love. It’s the perfect rom-com for people who don’t want to admit they like rom-coms”
David Chater, Times
“a TV comedy that’s actually funny”
Kevin O’Sullivan, Sunday Mirror
“This startlingly good new adult rom-com sees Horgan, along with co-creator/co-star Rob Delaney, deliver what already looks like one of the comedies of the year: it’s filthy, clever, snappy and heartfelt”
Jack Seale, Radio Times
“I’m trying to hold down my excitement, because it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a British comedy that actually speaks to me…I shouldn’t like these two characters but I was really rooting for them…I already can’t wait to see it again.”
Lorna Cooper, Red Magazine (on BBC Radio)
“clever, funny and charming sitcom”
“a half hour narrative comedy that bursts with jokes. Solid, delicious chunks of funny pudding rather than the funny-flavoured foam we’ve been doused in lately”
Julia Raeside, The Guardian
“it’s a comedy that fires no blanks.”
Mark Wareham, The Mail on Sunday
Ally Ross, The Sun
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