David Cross brings “social justice warriors” and the right together: “Through their hatred of me, [they] bond” (Salon)

by Brendan O'Malley August 07, 2016

David Cross brings “social justice warriors” and the right together: “Through their hatred of me, [they] bond” (Salon)

The comedian David Cross has been all over the place across a career that’s ranged from the oddball sketches of “Mr. Show” to the series “Arrested Development” to standup to appearing in the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” trilogy — that last one a surprise to fans of his edgier fare, like cult-favorite comedy “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.” He’s also, along with the jokes, called out people he considers reactionaries or hypocrites, like Creed lead singer Scott Stapp and the comedian Larry the Cable Guy.

Cross’s new special, “Making American Great Again,” which dropped on Netflix yesterday, comes from a standup appearance in Austin. It’s not all political, but its political bits are gutsy and hilarious.

Read Scott Timberg's full interview on Salon.com