Twitter comedian Rob Delaney to perform at ISU AfterDark


Rob Delaney will perform at ISU AfterDark Friday, Nov. 1.

Devon Jefferson

The hairy feminist, father and the first comedian deemed Funniest Person on Twitter, Rob Delaney, will be making an appearance at the ISU AfterDark event Friday, Nov 1. The comedian will be performing his stand-up comedy at 11 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union

The vice columnist, comedian and avid tweeter has gained popularity in not only the comedy industry but the entertainment industry as well for almost a decade now. With small roles in comedy films like “Wild Gone Girls” in 2007 and starring roles like his part in “Coma Period” in 2009. Since then, Delaney has been making his way heavily into stand-up comedy and, most recently, becoming an author.

“I don’t have a formula for funny. It’s just whatever makes me laugh and how I feel,” Delaney said.

Adding to the Twitter king’s list of accomplishments is his newly published autobiography releasing this month titled “Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.” The book is a memoir going into detail about Delaney’s battle with depression and suicide, his sobriety, and two life-changing events that molded him into the man he is today, filtered through comedy.

“Mostly everything I do I try to do in a funny way; I can’t help but try to be funny,” Delaney said.

Delaney’s book is now available for pre-order and will be released on Nov. 5.