Rob Delaney announces Shepherds Bush show for April 2013
The American stand-up and Twitter legend is following his sold out Soho residency with an eye-catching date in west London - tickets available now
Who's the funniest person on Twitter (clue: it's not you)? Well, according to the good people at Comedy Central Comedy Awards it is, in 2012 at least, Rob Delaney. Something of a stand-up hero in the US, to date Rob has enjoyed a lower profile here.
But all that's set to change with a six-night residency at the Soho Theatre lined up for early next month; his London debut. Those dates have all sold out but Rob has just announced a much bigger one-off show in April at the revered Shepherds Bush Empire, by which time his stock in the UK will surely be sky high. As you might expect, a man who so frequently crams comedy home runs into Twitter's 140-characters-or-less is likely to prove a welcome guest on the press circuit and it'd be a shock if we don't soon see him stealing the show on Ross, or Norton or one or other of our wannabe Lettermans.
Despite more than 600,000 followers, Rob still had time, this very day, to tell me I was 'very handsome' as I was writing this preview. He's right, of course. He's always right - he's the Funniest Person on Twitter. And there's a fair chance he's the funniest person full-stop. If you want to find out for yourself, you'll need to be quick - the secret's out.
Rob Delaney plays the Shepherds Bush Empire on Saturday 13th April 2013. We have tickets available now, priced just £20. It'll be a rare treat - get 'em booked.