Back in April, David Cross stopped in Austin to record a set from his comedy tour, Making America Great Again, for Netflix. During the hour-long performance, Cross tackled numerous hypocrisies and ironies that America seems unable to shake, from our inability to impose gun legislation to our dedication to founding fathers who, as Cross pointed out, would have their minds blown by even simple modern innovations like cotton candy. As the tour’s name suggests, Cross also spent a great deal of time discussing Donald Trump, who had not yet secured the Republican nomination—breaking down the mogul’s appeal and detailing just how appalling his rise has been. Months later, this set might be even more poignant than it was when it was recorded.
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