It’s been 36 years since David Cross first stepped on-stage at an open mike in Atlanta and gave standup comedy the old college try. A year later, he moved to Boston and started really developing his comedic voice and chops.
He made a splash nationally in the ’90s, and he’s been everywhere since, from the cult sketch show Mr. Show With Bob & David to playing Tobias Fünke on Arrested Development. Now he’s a grizzled veteran, but over the phone from a taxicab in Brooklyn, he sounds as young as ever. Granted, I’m not staring at his crazy-old-man beard as he talks. The facial hair is a reminder that he, like all of us, ain’t as young as he used to be. When he started out as a touring comic, things were different.
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