Conceptual, cerebral and occasionally controversial, the comedy of David Cross is a genuine commodity in these days of the early 21st century.
Cross is best known for his TV work – HBO’s “Mr. Show” and the hall-of-fame sitcom “Arrested Development” — but he’s also a veteran stand-up comedian with a reputation for razor-sharp topical runs and vicious political riffs.
The real thrill with Cross, however, is his apparently hardwired ability to combine trenchant observational humor with inspired flights of dark American surrealism. Check out his last Netflix special “Making America Great Again!” for a taste. He’s got a segment on U.S. gun policy that’s so dark it goes straight past funny into some new kind of skull-cracking Swiftian ferocity.