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Rude, grown up and a triumph; PICK OF THE DAY CATASTROPHE (10pm Channel 4).

COMEDIAN Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan are a match made in comedy heaven.

In their new six-part sitcom, they play Rob and Sharon, who meet one night in a London bar for what is potentially just a spectacularly cosmic one-night stand before he flies back to the US.

In real life writer and actress Horgan and Delaney are friends after meeting on Twitter, where Delaney has been named the funniest comedian in 140 characters as his 1.1 million followers will confirm. Both are married (not to eachother) and have two children, with a third on the way for Delaney.

Horgan's best known for Pulling - probably the best show ever commissioned by BBC Three which they idiotically cancelled after just two series.

Catastrophe is similarly grown-up, and appropriately rude, in its view of adult relationships.

As life unexpectedly turns their one-night stand into something altogether more complicated, this isn't some twee, rose-tinted rom-com of the kind that Hollywood or Richard Curtis would foist on jaded, eye-rolling viewers.

And when Sharon's friends (Ashley Jensen and Line Of Duty's Mark Bonnar) invite them over for a memorable dinner party it also contains the most hilarious description of childbirth you've probably ever heard.

Catastrophe is a triumph.


Rob Delaney | and Sharon Horgan in new comedy, Catastrophe

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 19, 2015
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