I’m one of those annoying, stubborn pricks who is incapable of liking somebody or something that is hugely popular. David Cross is one of few exceptions, along with Wu-Tang Clan, pizza, and little else. His original run of the HBO sketch gem Mr. Show with Bob [Odenkirk] and David taught me to embrace and seek out unconventional humor, and it has been exciting watching him rise from his start as just another gifted writer and comedian, to getting regularly recognized by average normies who can’t name or place him, to in the past few years becoming something larger than the former category but still not so famous that he can’t throw on a hat and blend into a crowd.
Though I admire Cross’s work in almost everything he’s done beyond that Alvin and the Chipmunksmovie, I didn’t nerd out too hard or dwell on such obviously major turns like his role as Tobias Fünke in the iconic twisted tube smash Arrested Development. I managed to pitch one question about Hits, the underrated yet outstanding 2014 film he both wrote and directed, but otherwise I mostly used our limited allotted time to rap about his latest stand-up outing and to play the pandering pathetic fanboy that I am.
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