Rob Delaney is the American comedian and actor whose most recent recent works include starring alongside Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2, and being the co-star and co-writer of Sharon Horgan’s hit TV show, Catastrophe.
An Irish America, Delaney is originally from Massachusetts, but these days he and his wife Leah and their children live in my home town: London. He seems to have taken to the city in his time here, and to our politics too. It’s lovely to see.
Delaney also has one of the best damn celebrity Twitter accounts out there. He’s got one and a half million followers and his feed is funny, progressive, humane, and I love it. Which is really an achievement because holy shit do I hate Twitter. It might be a great way for progressives to bypass the propaganda wall of traditional corporate media, but between all the outraged hot takes, asinine clapbacks, and literal Nazis, the stench of it all is sometimes way too much to take. Which is why Rob Delaney’s Twitter feed is just such a fine-ass panacea.
You know that meme about ‘Get you a man who can do both’? Delaney’s Twitter feed is like that.
Get you a man who can…
Hype up great TV shows!
Friends, @RussianDoll is MORE than worth the hype. Stunned by the work of @nlyonne @LeslyeHeadland @allisonsilvermn & everyone else. I thought maybe it would be “cool” from the marketing but it’s actually *beautiful* and shows what love-in-action can look like. 11/10 ⭐️— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 12, 2019
Rip corporate complicit Democrats a new one while standing up for one of the only few willing to break the otherwise unshakeable foreign policy consensus!
Like most of the ppl at AIPAC saw what she said & were like “That’s us!” but then a few ppl were like “Wait, we can be ‘mad’ about this.” Dem leadership then trips over themselves to help manufacture some “news.” Fuck off & get us our #MedicareForAll before we fire you.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 11, 2019
Speak the truth about the political landscape that the establishment doesn’t want to hear!
Read behind the news on important issues!
Interesting piece on evangelical Christian Americans & their growing presence in West Bank settlements in the age of Trump/Netanyahu. Curious how many members of Congress know about this. https://t.co/QKkeXPmdKw— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 11, 2019
Provide inspiring (and majestically hairy) messages to The Youth!
Really just not mess around when it comes to celebrity non-apologies!
I’m sick of being branded a “racist” because of one joke FOUR yrs ago, several recent blog posts & my deeply held personal beliefs.— rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 25, 2013
Take the piss out of himself with humility and grace!
Please take this down. I don’t go on your show to be made sport of https://t.co/BINiJcZria— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 10, 2019
Champion the most viable hope for a progressive alternative in Europe!
Tear down public health terrorists!
Just vaccinated your son while you were at shithead class— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 8, 2019
Say what everyone should be saying!
Bit modest imo https://t.co/AKKi1zcjDL— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 1, 2019
Create beautiful, instantly iconic art!
I’ve been listening to a lot of Elton John lately and was moved to do this beautiful drawing of him. pic.twitter.com/6dhUKwgwEl— rob delaney (@robdelaney) January 30, 2019
Bare his soul to the world in a sincere way.
1️⃣7️⃣ pic.twitter.com/eSV5HKVU9h— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 4, 2019
Cut to the heart of the issue!
America, because of no NHS & lots of guns. But both country’s gov’ts are both equally hot garbage. UK corporate media prob slightly worse because they’ve been at it longer. Also I love both places. Please become a socialist. https://t.co/luElmQC0Af— rob delaney (@robdelaney) January 17, 2019
I respectfully note that Labour today is vastly different than Blair’s Labour. The manifesto makes that clear. https://t.co/2deQdoUoiU— rob delaney (@robdelaney) January 13, 2019
Make you snortlaugh your coffee!
It’s part of Brexit https://t.co/Ino8zMxoJb— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 6, 2019
Champion a growing left-wing international!
SOUNDS GOOD TO ME! https://t.co/7LrKIzCU94— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 3, 2019
Condense complex political narratives into their most important components!
Get the Tories out https://t.co/jU5IihIfGq— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 6, 2019
Expand on those narratives when need be!
I enjoy being a member of @UKLabour & @PeoplesMomentum & I wish I could vote here. (Especially in a general election to send the Tories [who throw more poor & disabled ppl into a shredder every day] packing.)— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 5, 2019
I speak as someone who’s seen social care’s success & failure up close
Say what we’re all thinking!
What the shitting fuck is this cursed image. Study it. Good Christ. Makes HR Giger look like Peppa Pig. Why https://t.co/IzktD689my— rob delaney (@robdelaney) January 31, 2019
Really paint a picture with words!
Just worked out harder than most of you will in your lifetime (not a big deal for me) and easily farted 1800 kilotons of minced onion hatred into the atmosphere— rob delaney (@robdelaney) January 12, 2019
Rob Delaney’s Twitter feed, will you marry me?
Header Image Source: Twitter