Wish you could be a fly on the wall during Rob Delaney’s recording? We sure did. Lucky for us, our Los Angeles production assistant, Darlene Sterling, got the scoop. She spent three days with Rob Delaney and his director/producer, Kelly Gildea, as they recorded ROB DELANEY: MOTHER. WIFE. SISTER. HUMAN. WARRIOR. FALCON. YARDSTICK. TURBAN. CABBAGE. Kelly is quick to tell us that Rob “is seriously one of the best author-narrators I’ve ever heard.” Quite the compliment from this award-winning producer.
Check out Darlene’s Q & A with Kelly below, and find more fun by clicking here to see Rob’s behind-the-mic video. We promise it will make you laugh.
Kelly, can you describe your role with Rob in three words?
Producer, director, fan.
Another fun challenge: Describe Rob’s book in nine words.
Hilarious, honest, heartbreaking, vulgar, silly, serious, raw, disturbing, special.
We love Rob on Twitter–does his book mention his tweeting life?
That’s how he got his book deal.
Ah. Did he tweet during recording?
YES. (Proof of @robdelaney tweet here.)
No hesitation there. Did he appear to miss tweeting while recording prevented it?
YES. He first agreed to turn his phone off, but then left it in airplane mode. It goes everywhere with him, including the bathroom.
Um. Moving on. What was Rob’s favorite chapter of his book?
He liked the story about him, his mom, and his uncle breaking into an abandoned mental hospital.
Makes for a good story. What was your favorite chapter?
For laughs and the pure insanity of what I was hearing, I like his story about bungee-jumping off the Manhattan Bridge. But the last chapter, when he talks about being a parent, is very touching.
If Rob’s book battled his tweets, who would win?
I’m not sure anything beats Rob’s tweets, but the book is like one giant tweet. So, I’ll call that one a toss-up.
I know the answer to this but I’ll ask anyway…How would you rate him as a narrator?