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Rob Delaney on Living in London and Carrie Fisher

Rob Delaney on Living in London and Carrie Fisher


>>HELLO THERE. >>Jimmy: WE’RE STARTING TO LOOK LIKE STUNT DOUBLE AND FRIEND OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.>>A LITTLE BIT, A LITTLE BIT. >>Jimmy: HOW ARE YOU DOING? VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU. >>GREAT TO SEE YOU. >>Jimmy: I SAW THE FIRST EPISODE OF YOUR THIRD SEASON OF “CATASTROPHE.” IT’S VERY, VERY FUNNY.>>THANK YOU. >>Jimmy: EXPLAIN WHAT THE SHOW IS ABOUT FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW. SEEMS TO ME YOU’RE TRYING TO CONVINCE PEOPLE NOT EVER TO GET MARRIED OR HAVE CHILDREN. IS THAT CORRECT?>>NO, IT’S NOT AT ALL. I’M MARRIED IN REAL LIFE, I HAVE KIDS AND I LOVE IT. BUT IN THE SHOW, YEAH, I PLAY AN AMERICAN ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE FROM BOSTON. I GO TO LONDON ON A TRIP. I MEET AN IRISH TEACHER PLAYED BY SHARON HORGAN WHO I WRITE THE SHOW WITH. WE HAVE INTERCOURSE FOR ONE WEEK. THEN SHE GETS PREGNANT. WHEN WE FIND OUT, SINCE WE’RE NOT LITTLE KIDS, WE DECIDE TO HAVE THE BABY AND BECOME A FAMILY. AND THEN TERRIBLE THINGS HAPPEN.>>Jimmy: YEAH, YEAH.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: YEAH, A LOT OF TERRIBLE — HOW MANY KIDS?>>IN REAL LIFE I HAVE THREE BOYS. >>Jimmy: THREE BOYS. >>6, 4, AND 2. >>Jimmy: THEY’RE YOUNG TOO, YEAH. >>YEAH, YEAH. MY HOUSE IS LIKE A ZOO ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN THAT’S BEEN FORGOTTEN. IT’S JUST A NIGHTMARE. >>Jimmy: ARE YOU NOW — BECAUSE I REMEMBER A FEW YEARS BACK YOU WERE MOVING TO LONDON TO SHOOT THIS SHOW. >>YES. >>Jimmy: IT WAS LIKE YOU WERE MOVING THERE JUST TO DO THE SHOW. >>YES. >>Jimmy: NOW TECHNICALLY DO YOU LIVE IN LONDON?>>I 100% LIVE THERE. I JUST REMEMBERED THIS BEFORE I CAME ON. WE I TOLD YOU I WAS MOVING TO LONDON YOU SENT ME AN E-MAIL, PROBABLY THE LONGEST E-MAIL I’D EVER RECEIVED, ALL YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN LONDON. I’VE BEEN THERE THREE YEARS AND WE’VE NOT CHECKED THEM ALL OFF. MAYBE 40 LEFT. >>Jimmy: GOOD REVIEWS?>>THEY’RE WONDERFUL. >>Jimmy: I’M A LITTLE BIT OCD. WHEN I SAY LATE BIT I MEAN A LOT. I’M GLAD YOU’RE EATING. PEOPLE THINK THE FOOD IN LONDON IS BAD BUT IT’S NOT. >>APPARENTLY IT USED TO BE NOW IT’S NOT. THE GLOBAL CAPITAL AND THE FOOD IS AMAZING.>>DO YOU LIKE LIVING THERE?>>LOVE IT, YES. >>Jimmy: DO YOUR SONS LIKE LIVING THERE?>>THEY REALLY DO.>>Jimmy: DO THEY GO TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE?>>YEAH, FROM TIME TO TIME. WE RIDE DOUBLE DECKER BUSES EVERYWHERE. >>Jimmy: FOR REAL?>>ABSOLUTELY. THEY’RE LITTLE BOYS SO THEY LOVE IT. SINCE I MOVED, IT’S STILL NEW TO ME, SO I STILL LOVE RIDING THEM. IF YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR, THEY HAVE NHS. IF YOU GO TO THE DOCTOR AND SAY, SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH THEY, ME FIX IT. NOT LIKE HERE, WE’RE GOING TO NEED YOUR MOTHER’S ATM PIN CODE AND WE’RE GOING TO DO A RETINAL SCAN AND FIGURE OUT — GIVE US ALL YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBERS. THEY JUST FIX YOU. IT’S NOT FREE, YOU PAY WITH YOUR TAXES, BUT IT’S AMAZING.>>IT’S KIND OF FREE?>>YOU DON’T PAY WHEN YOU’RE THERE SO YOU GOR-GET YOU PAY FOR IT. >>Jimmy: LIKE GOING ON A CRUISE, IT’S ALL-INCLUSIVE. >>YEAH, YEAH. >>Jimmy: YOU CAN GET WHATEVER DISEASE YOU WANT. >>YEAH. I WAKE UP, I’M SAD, I’LL GO TO A DOCTOR. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: AS AN AMERICAN YOU ENDORSE THEIR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?>>OH, LIKE CRAZY.>>Jimmy: REALLY?>>ABSOLUTELY, YEAH. >>Jimmy: WE’RE INCLUDED? LIKE IF I WERE TO GO OVER THERE –>>JUST GO, YEAH, YEAH. >>Jimmy: THEY WOULDN’T SAY, WELL 82 UH GOT TO PAY US, YOU’RE FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY?>>THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO. BUT THEY WOULD FORGET. HONESTLY. >>Jimmy: REALLY?>>IT’S SO NOT IN THEIR DNA. HERE, I MIGHT NEED AN MRI ON YOUR KNEE, AND PHYSICALLY YOU GET A STOMACHACHE, BECAUSE YOU CAN’T PAY FOR IT EVEN IF YOU HAVE INSURANCE. OVER THERE, YEAH, IT’S FINE. DO BOTH! THIS ONE HURTS? WE’LL DO BODY, THAT’S FINE. >>Jimmy: THAT’S AMAZING. DO THEY HAVE DENTISTS? WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE TEETH? [ LAUGHTER ]>>OKAY, SO — THEY TOTALLY DO. >>Jimmy: THEY DO. >>BUT IT IS CORRECT, THEIR TEETH ARE KIND OF — >>Jimmy: IS THAT NOT INCLUDED?>>IT IS INCLUDED. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY. BECAUSE THAT ADMINISTER ROW TYPE, I LOVE LIVING THERE, AND THEIR TEETH ARE A MESS. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: WHAT IS THE WORST THING ABOUT LIVING THERE?>>OKAY, THIS IS THE WORST PART. WE KNOW IT RAINS THERE, RIGHT? IF YOU WENT AND GOT RAINED ON YOU WOULDN’T BE SHOCKED. YOU WOULD BE SHOCKED THAT IN THE SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR, WHICH IS HOW LONG WINTER IS THERE, THE SUN SETS AT 2:30 P.M. LONDON, I DIDN’T KNOW THIS, IT’S IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. BUT IT’S NOT FREEZING BECAUSE THE JET STREAM OR GULF STREAM EMPTIES OUT THERE. SO IT’S WARM BUT IT’S IN NORWAY. SO THEY NEED MORE SUNLIGHT. THEY NEED TO FIX THAT. >>Jimmy: IS IT GOOD — IF YOU WANT TO PUT THE KIDS TO BED AFTER LUNCH, SEEMS LIKE — >>HAPPILF OF THE YEAR YOU CAN. THE OTHER HALF OF THE YEAR THEY’RE UP UNTIL 11:00 P.M.>>Jimmy: I LIVED IN SEATTLE AT ONE TIME AND IT WAS SIMILAR TO THAT. KIDS WOULD BE PLAYING AT 10:30 AT NIGHT BECAUSE THE SUN WAS UP.>>THAT’S NONSENSE. >>Jimmy: IT’S COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE. YOUR MOM ON THE SHOW WAS CARRIE FISHER. >>YEAH. >>Jimmy: THE LATE GREAT CARRIE FISHER. SHE PLAYED — YOU CAN CLAP IF YOU WANT. [ APPLAUSE ] NOW SHE WAS A WRITER AS WELL. DID SHE HELP YOU WRITE THE SHOW? I KNOW YOU AND SHARON — >>IT’S FUNNY. BECAUSE SHARON AND I ARE LOVELY PEOPLE. LAUGH L[ LAUGHTER ] BUT VERY DESPOTIC WHEN IT COMES TO THE WRITERS. ACTORS ARE LIKE, WHY DON’T WE SORT OF DO THIS? WE’RE LIKE, WHY DON’T YOU DO IT THE WAY WE WROTE IT? EXCEPT TO CARRIE FISHER BECAUSE SHE’S FUNNIER AND SMARTER THAN ANYBODY IN THE ZIP CODE. SHE’D DO WHATEVER SHE WANTED AND IT WAS AMAZING. IN THE SECOND SEASON OUR KID HAS A CHRISTENING PARTY. SHE WANDERED AROUND THE BACK IN OTHER PEOPLE’S SHOTS, SINGING A SONG SHE’D WRITTEN THAT DAY ABOUT AREOLI, THE DOCTOR WORD FOR NIPPLES. IT’S BEAUTIFUL, IT’S ABOUT NIPPLES. SHE’S AT A CHRISTENING WALKING AROUND DOING IT, LIKE TRY TO STOP ME. IN THE SHOW, WE KEPT IT. SHE’S JUST AMAZING.>>SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD NO CHOICE, SHE’S IN THE SHOW. YOUR COSTAR AND COCREATOR SHARON HORGAN, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED 20 YEARS AGO, YOU MET ON TWITTER. >>YEAH. >>Jimmy: SOMETHING GOOD CAME OF TWITTER, THE ONE GOOD THING THAT CAME FROM TWITTER, YEAH. >>Jimmy: HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?>>I WAS A FAN, SHE’D MADE AMAZING SITCOMS IN THE UK.>>Jimmy: RIGHT. >>AND I WAS A FAN OF THEM. SHE HAPPENED TO FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER BECAUSE OF SOME FART JOKE I WROTE OR SOMETHING. I WROTE A MESSAGE, I’M CRAZY ABOUT YOU! SHE WAS LIKE, OKAY. THEN GRADUALLY WE BECAME FRIENDS. AND THEN AFTER A WHILE WE DECIDED TO WRITE A PILOT TOGETHER. >>Jimmy: DID YOU DID DECIDE BEFORE MEETING EACH OTHER?>>NO, WE MET A COUPLE TIMES AND OUR FAMILIES MET EACH OTHER AND STUFF. I WOULD GO DO STANDUP IN LONDON, SHE’D COME OVER HERE AND WORK ON SOMETHING. WE SORT OF WOULD CROSS PATHS. JUST ENJOYED EACH OTHER’S SENSES OF HUMOR? AND YOU SAY, I’D LIKE TO HAVE A COUPLE OF TV BABIES WITH YOU?>>JUST A COUPLE. >>Jimmy: THAT’S UNBELIEVABLE. THE SHOW IS FUNNY. THE THIRD SEASON COMES OUT APRIL 28th. AMAZON PRIME VIDEO.

100 comments on “Rob Delaney on Living in London and Carrie Fisher

  1. I question the fact he lives in London…..everything he said is wrong! If you're not a UK tax payer, ya gonna need some insurance. You do pay for your dental work, and the sun never sets at 1430 yo! Maybe he was exaggerating there but just no.

  2. Aha as a born and bred Londoner, I LOVE the NHS too but you are wrong on the dentist. It's not free. It's actually very expensive!

  3. Why does this guy remind me of will forte. Cover his eyes up and it will freak you out. He even sounds like him.

  4. I am English and never had a filling and my teeth are perfectly straight. I steer clear of having my teeth whitened though as I think it looks unnatural and weird.
    If you haven't watched Catastrophe then you really should, it is hysterical.

  5. NHS ROCK!✊️✊️ every country should have it. British teeth aren't horrible and also, it's only some people who are elegible for free dentists but a lot of people have to pay for it.

  6. You don't get free dental care in the UK, they still make you pay for it, it's just not as expensive as private dental care (but is still expensive!)

  7. My son got sick in England. I took him to an NHS doc. I tried to pay, since we are not citizens, but they said "we have no real mechanism for that, just put a tenner in a charity box. No joke. He just had an ear infection, but they still said to bring him back in a couple of days.

  8. I know this will be mentioned numerous times in the comments but dentists are not a part of the NHS and they are painfully expensive, the last time i had to have a really small filling it cost me around £50. A lot of people actually put off going to the dentist until they feel like they really have to.

  9. Annual rainfall – London 601mm; Rome 834; NYC 1145. I have been playing tennis out doors near London every Sunday morning and in the last 5 years we have had to cancel less than a dozen times due to weather (Usually early morning frost). London is cloudy but ideal for golf, cycling, tennis, hiking… 12 months of the year. Also, on Dec 21st Sun up at 08:00, SD at 16:00. By April 30 that is 05:30/20:30 (15 hours). NHS is great but does not cover teeth. However, teeth and bad food are American myths re British. New York has much bigger portions & i think it shows.

  10. Why do people think Dentists in England are free, they are until 18 then it's so expensive, I'm 18 and I got shocked at how expensive it is

  11. Super jealous that Delaney gets to live in LDN. Curious to know if he'll be turfed out after five years like the rest of us American passport holding plebs.

  12. I don't see bad teeth unless I watch Jemery Kyle. According to the UN we have better teeth than the Americans. Weird stereotype!!

  13. I'm British and my teeth are beautiful. The Yanks need a new stereotype. Brits got teeth-conscious in the 80s and are obsessed now with the perfect smile, veneers, implants, etc. Odd that somebody who lives here now would play up to stereotypes and misinform people about the weather.

  14. I'm reading this and I'm watching this. This guy isn't suffering from depression. Lol
    "But two comedians who suffer from their own form of mental illness struggled this week to bring the issue to the fore.
    Comic Rob Delaney reposted a 2010 blog entry Monday entitled “On Depression & Getting Help,” where he wrote, “I deal with suicidal, unipolar depression and I take medication daily to treat it.”
    These guys lie every day. Lol

  15. Such a stupid statement about their healthcare system. A doctor will not work in a major city without being paid, period..you will be billed if you visit and it’s expensive as hell. If Kimmel loves it there, move the show there and become a citizen and stop bashing the US system you loath. I swear liberals hate the country but refuse to leave when they have nothing stopping them.

  16. I know our health care is a mess but a least we don't pay like the Americans I feel sorry for them having to pay for everything I bet soon as there paid it's gone like ours but thay seem to be paying for more

  17. The UKs children have the best teeth on planet Earth according to surveys by many company’s. Weird facts on QI XL

  18. British teeth aren't as bad as Americans think they are.
    How many Americans have to have their teeth straightened and painted luminous white?
    If your teeth were so good you wouldn't have to do any of that crap.
    You don't transplant a heart if the original one is good do you.

  19. I love the guy's show, Catastrophe. And they have really hit a lot of catastrophes with the passing of Carrie Fisher who was great on the shoe, and then the death of Rob's son. The show is hilarious and so true to life as well. Amazing writing and humor. I think this was Carrie Fisher's best role.

  20. It doesn't get dark at 2:30 more like 4:30 (in winter).
    The teeth thing is an American myth I never heard of it here. Some people have bad teeth like anywhere else, many look after their teeth well.
    I'm not sure if NHS free (tax covered) healthcare applies to foreigners there's a system for that.
    Dentist is only free for under 18's, over 60's or people registered as disabled in some way, others have to pay.

  21. Our teeth are bad because as our health car is free and as long as our teeth are healthy no work needs to be done. Thus as americans have their teeth done for cosmetic reasons as they pay for them thats why they look better.

  22. "Not all Brits have bad teeth". Just because they're not sticking out of our mouths at right angles doesn't mean our teeth are in good shape. The most common reason for hospital admission in 5 to 9 year olds is tooth extraction due to almost entirely preventable decay. So we do actually have bad teeth. Or at least our children do.

  23. I would rather it rain or it only be sunny till 2pm but for all you yanks when was the last time we suffered from a earthquake,typhoons or tsunamis?? that my friends is because our founding fathers picked a part of the world that doesn't suffer from such things and a bit of rain is a small price to pay..

  24. The ''thing'' with the teeth is that the teeth in the UK are totally healthy. Healthier than the US. In fact…statistics shows that the brits have one of the fittest teeth in the world….look it up, you'll see….US-americans confuse healthy with 'better looking'. In the states there is the norm to have teeth that looks like white picking fences and seem to put braces in every kid even if it's necessary or not, just to receive that unnaturally 'white picking fences' in there's mouths?! Ordinary normal healthy teeth just don't look like that. Other european contries have as well perfectly healthy teeth….it just don't look like like that in the eyes of us-americans!?
    I just had to point this out cause i'm tired of the unjustly allegations about 'the brittish teeth'!
    Oh….i'm Swedish by the way :o)

  25. People's Medical care should not be subject to market forces. The NHS isn't perfect but compared to the alternative… 🤔

  26. So heart breaking that one of his little boys died 😕
    About teeth…I am so glad I had my teeth straightened for free as a child, and 2 of my children. Pretty sure I wouldn't have been able to afford to do them on my wages.

  27. This is why the NHS is collapsing. A few million paying their taxes toward a service that hundreds of millions use.

  28. Rob Delaney is so charming, I could eat him. With my terrible teeth! 🙂 Warm, wet and grey, pretty accurate. Also, word to the wise, dentistry is free until 18, and then it is only free if you have a check up AT LEAST every 6 months after that (which most of us forget to do) then you get taken off the free register and have to pay for the rest of your life. Which is totally unlike the rest of the NHS so people don't do it.

    But really we have terrible teeth because we are all inbred islanders I think, and probably because we don't care too much – even Europeans take the piss out of us I have found. But I think it is changing thanks to instagram – nothing like vanity to change your oral hygiene regimen! 🙂

  29. Anything cosmetic is not including on NHS dentists. They basically just repair damage – cosmetic stuff costs a fortune privately. Its also very hard to find an nhs dentist because there aren't many.
    Statistically though brits have better teeth then the yanks

  30. My teeth are fine too. NHS is just not into doing anything to your teeth that's not necessary. If your kid's getting braces it's coz there's something genuinely wrong with them. Adults don't bother unless they're really vain & ready 2 pay. If a tooth drops or is knocked out you'll get a replacement but it will cost you – even subsidised & through the NHS, so some don't bother. If you've got decent oral hygeine & go 2 the dentist 4 your check ups then your teeth are probably fine – even if you are British. Unlike Americans who probably have a mouth full of, root canals, bridges & vaneers to hide the state of what's going on underneath. I have no idea what any of those things even are really, i've never even had a filling (cavity) and i'm 40.

  31. Get this, drugs are usually cheaper than the prescription cost (of £7.20 approx) I've had numerous NHS doctors tell me "I'm not going to write you the prescription, it'll be cheaper to buy it from the chemist next door."

    Oh great thanks 😛

  32. Id rather have nice tax breaks for the rich, business, etc..than commie health care. Most Americans feel the same.

  33. you pay 0% on incomes up to £11,850* (£12,500 for 2019-20)

    then you pay 20% on anything you earn between £11,851 and £46,350 (£12,501-£50,001 for 2019-20)

    you’ll pay 40% Income Tax on earnings between £46,351 to £150,000 (£50,001-£150,000 for 2019-20)

    if you earn £150,001 and over you pay 45% tax.

  34. The NHS is by far the single best thing about the UK, my mum and dad both had preventative surgery as a result of certain screening programs and are alive and well today. Also my sister had very serious asthma from a young age and has received nothing but excellent care up to the present day.

    It's also 100% true that a hospital or doctor's practice would never turn you away because of your nationality or financial situation, it just doesn't happen.

    There is an £8.50 charge per course of prescription medication like antibiotics but that's a flat rate and only applies if you take it at home and it's minor like a chest cough or a minor infection. And you only have to pay it if you earn over a certain amount per year, if you are in any education or training and stuff then it's free too. To make it clear, any treatment and medicine given in hospital or if you have a condition is completely free of charge regardless of your situation. This includes stuff like managing long term conditions in people that costs thousands in meds but the money is always there. We are so lucky to live in the developed world with good healthcare. Peace to all.

  35. Rob Delaney you're amazing and so is Catastrophe but please don't encourage foreigners to abuse the NHS, it's amazing but it's also in crisis and we can't afford to free fund the world who might think it's cheaper to buy a plane ticket than pay for treatment in their own country, what we're you thinking

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