Introducing Catastrophe

December 24, 2015

Genuinely hilarious and heartfelt, we felt it was only fair to tell you more about the show critics are calling "the best new show on TV", "a piece of comedy genius" and "One of the smartest, most charming and funny shows you're likely to see all year".

Catastrophe follows Irish woman Sharon (Sharon Horgan: Pulling) and American man Rob (Rob Delaney: Life After Beth) who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love in London. Clumsy lust, instant pregnancy and genuine disaster provide the foundation for this flaming hovel of a relationship, as Rob, “a sturdy love-maker” and Sharon, “an extraordinary good-smelling woman”, attempt to navigate the choppy waters of their ever-more-complicating lives.

How It All Began

After meeting on Twitter, series creators and stars Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney had only met in a few person a few times before they started writing Catastrophe. In a story as unlikely as their characters' suddenly intersecting lives, the pair met on Twitter in 2010 - Sharon followed Rob, he messaged her, and the two became fast friends, discussing potentially collaborating in the future. But it wasn't until 2012 when they were busy juggling their own hectic lives that Catastrophe was born.

About Sharon Horgan

Sharon Horgan is an Irish actress, writer and director best known for writing and starring in the BBC show Pulling. Aside from Catastrophe, Sharon's latest project is writing and executive producing the new HBO comedy Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, who is also an executive producer.

Fun Fact: Sharon grew up on a turkey farm, and is apparently an expert on turkey plucking.

About Rob Delaney

With over one million followers, US comic Rob Delaney has been named "Funniest Person on Twitter" (by the Comedy Central Comedy Awards), as well as being known as one of America’s best live stand-ups. After appearing on comedy shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Key & Peele and Chelsea Lately, Rob also released a bestselling memoir in 2013 called Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. 

Fun Fact: Rob would choose to go to 1970s London if he could travel through time.

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Catastrophe Season 1 is available now on Digital HD and 3 February 2016 on DVD.


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