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Rob Delaney 

When: Sat., July 26, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. 2014
Price: $20
wiseguyscomedy.com
One of the first comedians to harness the potential of Twitter to launch his career, Rob Delaney quickly became ubiquitous in the 140-characters-or-fewer format, with jokes ranging from surreal scatology to the political. Two examples of the latter: "I love gay people. Or as I sometimes call them, 'people,'" and "If your response to calls for gun control is 'Should we get rid of cars too?' the answer is, for you, yes. You should not have a gun or car." Part of his appeal is the fact that outside of Twitter, he is, to all outward appearances, almost comically normal: strong, generically handsome features, wife and kids, the whole bit. All that added to the illusion that "anyone can make some jokes on Twitter and get famous." But Delaney has certainly proven that not just anyone can do what he can do. He was named one of the 10 funniest people on Twitter in 2010 by Paste, then, in 2012, the funniest by Comedy Central. He now has more than a million followers, and has been on TV shows like Conan, Chelsea Lately, Key & Peele and even Cougar Town. Recently, he detailed his life—including his struggles with depression and alcoholism—in the memoir Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. As the title suggests, despite the sometimes-heavy subject matter, the book isn't lacking laughs. And this week, he'll be bringing that comedy to Wiseguys in West Valley. (Danny Bowes, City Weekly)

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