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Rob Delaney and Benjamin Law: Are cockroaches attracted to human tears, and if so, why?


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Why does orange juice taste so gross after you’ve brushed your teeth? People who load the toilet roll under/behind style are monsters – how do they sleep at night? Can people change?

Rob Delaney is ready for The Interrobang’s strange and awkward stuff. An actor, author and particularly Twitter-famous stand-up comic, Delaney is currently co-writing and co-starring in the critically-lauded Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe. He’s also a regular contributor to outlets like Vice and the Guardian – delving into questions about war, homophobia, abortion, feminism and more – and has written openly about his rumbles with severe clinical depression and alcoholism.

So: what do you want to talk about?

In the opening session of the Wheeler Centre’s inaugural Festival of Questions, Rob will go weird (and a little deep) on all of modern life’s confusion and hilarity with fellow commentator, author and memoirist Benjamin Law. Benjamin’s books include Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East, Shit Asian Mothers Say (co-written with his sister Michelle) and The Family Law, currently being adapted for TV.

Join us for a conversation between two men prone to asking questions of their respective pasts – laced with devious wit, scatological detail and unadorned honesty.

Tickets to this event are available at the door. Arrive at least twenty minutes prior to the event to purchase.

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Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney is a writer and comedian who co-writes and co-stars in Catastrophe. His other television credits include Key & Peele, Chelsea Lately, Burning Love, and Cougartown. His first novel and bestselling memoir, Rob Delaney: Mother Wife Sister Human Wa... Read more

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia (2012), the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic (2017) and editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019). He’s also an AWGIE Award-winning screenwriter who created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning TV series The Family Law (SBS... Read more


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