Twitter famous comedian Rob Delaney’s Reddit AMA is much like the comedian describes himself in his bio on the microblogging site: “Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.”
The comic’s Reddit AMA should require no other endorsement than the tweet that is currently at the top of his Twitter feed for the day:
Morning reading: a book about profiling murderers; result, miserable all day. Switched to @robdelaney ‘s new book: result, giggling all day.
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) November 17, 2013
Not a follower of Rob Delaney‘s Twitter feed, where he regularly owns the medium of Twitter and is generally fantabulous? Check out some of his Reddit AMA responses.
On perseverance, motivation, and how to “make it” in a creative field like comedy:
“You could infinitesimally improve your odds by moving to LA or NYC or London after you graduate and take classes at UCB or ImprovOlympic or the Groundlings or somewhere so that you’re around other funny, motivated people too. That helps. Then write and write and write and never quit. Other people will quit, but you won’t, if you in fact really want to write comedy.”
On being both an “alpha male” and a feminist, Delaney explains:
“I just want to show that you can be a blustery hairy ‘alpha’ male and a feminist at the same time. Plus, I love affirmative action. Misogyny will almost definitely outlast homophobia and racism on this planet and it’s because of systems that were put in place forever ago and assiduously maintained and strengthened over the years. So we’ve got to tear those down. And when I say ‘we,’ that includes men.”
Delaney continues, addressing the notion that men’s rights and women’s rights exist in a binary realm where feminism harms men:
“And guess what? MY LOT, as a straight white man, IMPROVES when women’s lot improves. A rising tide raises all ships > there are more women then men on the planet > if we improve women’s lot, the world is BETTER FOR EVERYONE. HOW DO PEOPLE NOT REALIZE THIS?”
“It infuriates me, then I turn that fury into jokes, essays, basic human kindness and hard work to try and make the world a better place for everyone. WOE unto the man who doesn’t actively try to make the world better for women. Regardless of one’s spiritual beliefs, his soul will be torn apart by neon griffins in hell.”
You can read the rest of Rob Delaney’s responses from his Reddit AMA over here.