Before he became the innuendo-loving Never-Nude Tobias Funke on “Arrested Development,” or one-half of the brilliant “Mr. Show,” David Cross was cutting his teeth in the comedy world during stand-up open-mic nights at Lounge Ax, the once dominant hub of music and entertainment on Lincoln Avenue.
“It was right around the mid-‘80s, and I only lived in Chicago for six months but it was a hellish summer,” says Cross, who was broke and making do during the days with a job at a warehouse that supplied the old Gately’s Peoples Store in Roseland. It took three buses to get there from his apartment at Racine and Wellington during one of the city’s epic heat waves. “It forced me to drink way way way too much,” he jokes.
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