Rob Delaney (comedian)

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Rob Delaney
Born(1977-01-19) January 19, 1977 (age 37)
Marblehead, Massachusetts
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
Alma materNew York University[1]
Website
www.robdelaney.com
 
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Rob Delaney
Born(1977-01-19) January 19, 1977 (age 37)
Marblehead, Massachusetts
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
Alma materNew York University[1]
Website
www.robdelaney.com

Rob Delaney (born January 19, 1977) is a comedian and a writer from Marblehead, Massachusetts. He lives in Los Angeles.[2]

Early life[edit]

Rob Delaney was born in Marblehead and attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Career[edit]

Twitter[edit]

Rob Delaney's career received attention via his Twitter account.[3] As of September 2013, Delaney had 917,300 followers.[4] In 2010, Paste magazine named him one of the ten funniest people on Twitter.[5]

In May 2012, he became the first comedian to win the 'Funniest person on Twitter award' at the Comedy Central awards.[6]

Writing[edit]

Delaney has written several articles for Vice magazine.[7]

His book Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. was published by Spiegel & Grau in November 2013.[8][9]

Television[edit]

In December 2011, Comedy Central announced Delaney would shoot a pilot for a variety show, called "@RobDelaney".[10]

Personal life[edit]

Delaney is married and has two children.[11]

In 2002, Delaney blacked out while driving and drove his car into a building owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He broke his left wrist and right arm and cut both of his knees to the bone. This prompted Delaney to stop drinking.[12][13]

He has battled severe depression on two occasions, which he has documented in a blog post.[14]

Filmography[edit]

YearWorkRoleNotes
2007Wild Girls GoneHimself
2009Coma, Period.Dan HumfordTen episodes
2009Outer Space AstronautsCommander Cake
2010This Week in ComedyHimself
2011The Smoking Gun Presents: World's DumbestHimselfSix episodes
2012Key and PeeleCampaign Advisor / White Guy in Negraph CommercialTwo episodes
2012First Dates with Toby HarrisBrad
2013Rob Delaney Live at the Bowery BallroomLive performance special available on Netflix

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tyson, Josh (2011-02-21). "Comic Rob Delaney on Porn, Sobriety, Twitter, and Feminism". The Good Men Project. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rob Delaney – The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre – June 15". PRWeb. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Friar, Christine (2012-04-27). "Rob Delaney Talks Abortion, Comedy And That Famous Green Speedo With 'Vice'". Huffington Post. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rob Delaney's Followers". Twitter. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "The 10 Best Comedians of 2010". Paste Magazine. 2010-12-06. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rob Delaney: First comedian to in 'funniest person on Twitter'". mashable. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Articles by Rob Delaney". Vice Magazine. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  8. ^ Gilbert, Matthew (16 November 2013). "Book Review: Rob Delaney by Rob Delaney". Boston Globe. 
  9. ^ Ryan, Kyle (2013-11-04). "Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.". A.V. Club. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Comedy Central preps Twitter show". www.c21media.net. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  11. ^ Interview on Kevin Pollak's Chat Show|url=https://soundcloud.com/kevinpollak/rob-delaney
  12. ^ "Take a Stroll... With Rob Delaney: Helping You, Helping Me". Vice Magazine. 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  13. ^ Hadley, Hadley (2012-09-17). "Rob Delaney: 'Twitter has rocketed me to a whole new level of standup'". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  14. ^ On Depression & Getting Help. Robdelaney.tumblr.com (2010-02-26). Retrieved on 2012-05-22.

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