Get to know more about Rob Delaney from the TV show Catastrophe. Below are interesting facts about him that you should know and also his net worth.
Rob Delaney: a comedian and actor
If you have watched the TV show “Catastrophe”, the British sitcom, count yourself lucky and sorry if you never laughed that much again. The sitcom first aired in January 2015 on Channel 4 and it starts Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney as the main actors. The sitcom was created and written by Rob Delaney himself. The second season of the show started airing in October 2015. The third and fourth series were renewed in July 2016. The fourth season is expected to air this year. Most of the credit from the movie goes to Rob Delaney for his creativity and performance and he is known for other projects like “Life After Beth”, “Bad Robots”, “and “F**k the Parents.” So who is Delaney? 41-year-old Rob Delaney was born in Boston, Massachusetts and he is an American comedian, actor, and writer. Delaney was raised in Marblehead, still in Massachusetts. Delaney studied at New York University’s School of Arts where he acquired a degree in musical theater in 1999. Delaney propelled himself to fame via Twitter before he even landed roles on TV shows. He started tweeting in 2009, and by 2016, Delaney boasted a whopping 1.2 million followers.
He started posting jokes on Twitter
Other comedians were hesitant to post their jokes on social media, but Delaney did otherwise. He is considered one of the first funny people to use social media as a platform to share their jokes. Delaney’s jokes were super hilarious, and many people willing to laugh at funny posts every day would follow her on his pages so that no joke would pass them. Delaney credited Graham Linehan, who is also a comedy writer like Delaney and also a director. It’s Linehan who helped Delaney rise to fame after he began responding to his tweets. In 2010, Delaney was named by Paste Magazine as one of the top ten funniest people on Twitter, and in May 2012, Delaney became the first comedian to bag the ‘Funniest Person on Twitter Award’ in an awarding ceremony hosted by Comedy Central. Before writing scripts for TV shows, he wrote articles for Vice and The Guardian then started to write his own books to make his net worth.
He lost his son, Henry Delaney to cancer this January
Delaney is usually known for posting rib-cracking jokes every time he goes online but comedians also have their low moments and maybe for the first time, Delaney had to post something that had affected him directly, the death of his son. Rob Delaney took to Facebook to announce the death of his two-year-old son Henry Delaney. In the post, Delaney revealed that his family was devastated following the loss of their child in January. Henry had undergone surgery and treatment to get rid of the tumor just after she had turned one year in 2006. Cancer returned to the late child last autumn. The tumor had caused some physical disabilities to Delaney’s son, but Delaney said that he had learned sign language and developed his own way of moving from one point to another. Rob Delaney also revealed that his son had the drive live and love. He was astonished by the love his wife and sons gave to Henry. Messages from his family, friends and fans flooded across social media after the sad news was announced. Delaney described Henry as a ‘joy’ and was thankful to the NHS nurses and doctors as well as home carers and charity workers for helping out during Henry’s illness.
Interesting facts about Rob Delaney
Delaney knows the Kardashians’ economic value
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Delaney stated that he wasn’t a fan of the Kardashian family and Kim herself but mentioned she is a pivotal figure in E!s economy and the production company owned by Ryan Seacrest. Delaney went ahead to describe the Kardashian clan as a giant stinking shame and claimed that the family was like the human skin the placed on a capitalistic missile incredibly.
He overcame alcohol addiction
Delaney was so addicted to alcohol that he blacked out in 2002 and smashed his car against a building in Los Angeles. Luckily, no one died, but Delaney broke his left wrist and right arm. The TV show actor used the incident as motivation, and he has been sober since then.
Upright Citizens Brigade influenced his comedy career
Delaney enjoyed watching comedy, but he never thought he could do it himself. So, he pursued a career in musical theater but while in college, Upright Citizens Brigade performed at the institution and he felt passionate about doing comedy. Delaney always enjoyed watching them perform, and he imagined himself in their shoes.
Delaney supports progressive politics
Politically, Delaney is known to be progressive in thinking. For instance, the comedian believes that education and healthcare are important due to their externalities and that’s a very sensible way of looking at things with a political eye. However, Delaney supported Bernie Sanders before throwing his support behind Hilary Clinton.
His net worth from TV shows
According to Wiki Net Worth, Delaney has a net worth of $3.5 million. He has made much of his net worth from TV shows like “Catastrophe”, “Life After Beth”, “Bad Robots”, and “F**k the Parents.”
It’s heartbreaking to lose a child and one can imagine how Delaney felt. But life had to go on and there is still enough time make another kid.