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Comedian Rob Delaney: 'If You Hate On L.A., You're An Idiot'

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Rob Delaney is a stand-up comedian, hilarious Twitter user with a political streak and an East Coast transplant. But not that kind of East Coast transplant, thank God.

Delaney gave an interview to The Guardian that discussed the political potential of comedy, the NSA and our favorite subject: why L.A. is not a terrible place despite the hate.

He doesn't mince words when it comes to the haters:

Well first, I'd like to insult people who hate on LA. If you hate on LA, you're an idiot. It is an exploding, dynamic city filled with all kinds of people, horrible people to be sure, but also wonderful people. It's a little harder to get the lay of the land than in New York because it's physically larger. It's almost like if you put a bomb in New York City that didn't destroy things, it just spread it all out. So it has all the marvel and wonder of New York, but you just have to hunt a little harder.

And then add to that the fact that I live by the beach and can literally sled in the mountains, lord over the skyscrapers of downtown LA in Angeles national forest then go swimming at night in the ocean, with not that much of a drive - and still have been in Los Angeles County the whole time. It's pretty great. So I'm a massive fan of LA.

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(And here are a few more of Delaney's favorite L.A. things.) In the interview, he also compared love to "gastroenterological distress" and called a guy in his 20's "the least significant type of person on the planet." It's worth a read.Related:
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