#His Royal Highness

“Comedy king of Twitter” isn't exactly the most regal title ever created. It's up there with Queen of the Trailer Park or the Earl of the Fry Vat. In the case of comedian Rob Delaney, thought, it’s actually quite a compliment. If you can be ridiculously funny in 140 characters or less, you can be funny when you don’t have a character limit looming over your every word. Delaney harnessed the power of the social media behemoth and used it to build himself a comedy empire with lines like “Cheap date idea: cut open a pack of hotdogs & squeeze the juice over your lover’s body then summon a peregrine falcon with your mind” and “@Charmin my daughter was killed by a bear yesterday when she tried to offer it toilet paper you son of a bitch.” Now he’s got a hit sitcom in Great Britain called Catastrophe that just got picked up for a second season, plus several best selling albums, sell out stand-up tours and 1.14 million Twitter followers. He returns to Dallas at 6:30 p.m. Monday for a stop at the House of Blues (2200 N. Lamar St.) as part of his “Meat Tour.” Tickets are between $25 and $35 at livenation.com.
Mon., Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m., 2015
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.