Rob Delaney is a comedian, actor, father — and can now add “Funniest Person on Twitter” to the list. (Talk about a #humblebrag.)
The comedian was awarded the title Sunday night during the airing of the Comedy Awards on Comedy Central.
Delaney is known in the comedy world for becoming a household name on Twitter, which led to other endeavors like a television deal on Comedy Central. Today, the comedian has nearly 400,000 people following him on Twitter.
The award was viewers’ choice, and Delaney was on the list among humorous heavyweights like Steve Martin, Aziz Ansari and Stephen Colbert, to name a few. Voters were able to select their favorite up to the airing of the show.
This is one of many digital categories included in the Comedy Awards this year. Other categories included “Best Remix, Mash-Up or Supercut,” “Best Comedy App,” “Best Comedy Podcast” and “Best Viral Original.”
Social media has become an important tool for comedians, whether it’s for marketing or experimenting with content — or just to have fun. Twitter was a big topic of discussion at the taping of the Comedy Awards.
But when advising how to crush it on Twitter, Delaney says you can’t spend too much time thinking about it.
“Don’t work too hard on a tweet,” says Delaney. “When you see people trying to, for example, synthesize two current news stories into one ‘clever’ tweet, it can get pretty clunky and their labor is obvious, rendering their tweet unfunny.”
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