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Turns out David Cross is a stand-up guy (SF Gate)

Turns out David Cross is a stand-up guy (SF Gate)

by Brendan O'Malley January 26, 2016

For David Cross, the anxiety dreams have begun. And that’s a good thing. It’s been five years since the actor/comedian/writer has been on the road with a stand-up act. His last tour was in support of his book “I Drink for a Reason,” and this time, he’s in support of his physical rehabilitation. Read Chad Jones's full article on SFGate.com

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‘W/ Bob & David’ Brings Back a Sketch Comedy Duo (The New York Times)

‘W/ Bob & David’ Brings Back a Sketch Comedy Duo (The New York Times)

by Brendan O'Malley October 30, 2015

Ask a question of David Cross or Bob Odenkirk — say, how’s it going? — and either can answer for both of them. “Collectively, we’re good,” Mr. Cross said in a recent telephone conversation with this comedy duo that pioneered a style of rapid-fire, absurdist and acidly cynical sketches on the HBO series, “Mr. Show With Bob and David,” which ran from 1995 to 1998.  Read Dave Iztkoff's full article and interview on NYTimes.com

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Filmmaker David Cross Says It's No Wonder We All Want Fame (NPR: All Things Considered)

Filmmaker David Cross Says It's No Wonder We All Want Fame (NPR: All Things Considered)

by Brendan O'Malley February 14, 2015

If you know comedian David Cross, chances are you recognize him from his role as Tobias in the TV comedy Arrested Development. Now Cross is making his directorial debut with the dark comedy Hits, a film that explores how easy it is to become famous in our celebrity-obsessed culture.To read the full interview, visit NPR.org

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Movie Review: Hits (Under the Radar)

Movie Review: Hits (Under the Radar)

by Brendan O'Malley February 12, 2015

Hits is a terrific film whose (apparently) controversial conclusion is earned. It’s a deeply entertaining, compassionate, awkward, and funny film and an excellent feature debut by Cross. Read Alee Karim's full review on UnderTheRadarMag.com

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In David Cross's Angry Satire Hits, Authenticity Is Extinct (The Village Voice)

In David Cross's Angry Satire Hits, Authenticity Is Extinct (The Village Voice)

by Brendan O'Malley February 11, 2015

As a young comic, David Cross plugged away at his stand-up for fourteen years before finding success with Mr. Show. It's understandable his feature-film directorial debut, Hits, gives side-eye to YouTube stars who take a shortcut.  Read Amy Nicholson's full review on VillageVoice.com

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Sundance 2014: David Cross’ ‘Hits’ Is as Mean and Cynical as You’d Hope (Flavorwire)

Sundance 2014: David Cross’ ‘Hits’ Is as Mean and Cynical as You’d Hope (Flavorwire)

by Brendan O'Malley January 22, 2014

PARK CITY, UTAH: The phrase “equal-opportunity offender” is tossed around with such shrugging carelessness that it’s all but lost its fangs; you mostly hear it used by shock jocks and racists. But it seems about the only appropriate way to describe the authorial voice of stand-up comic, Mr. Show co-creator, and, now, feature filmmaker David Cross, whose debut picture Hits premiered last night at the Sundance Film Festival. In it, Cross faces the rather challenging task of sustaining a...

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David Cross: My First... (Paste Magazine)

David Cross: My First... (Paste Magazine)

by Brendan O'Malley May 24, 2010

The first joke you ever told: When I was about eight or nine I came up with this little gem: “When a baby boy is born how can you tell if it’s Jewish? If he’s got matzo balls.” The first time you got angry: I don’t know really. Probably when I was in the womb and my mom switched from Benson & Hedges regular to the ultra lights.  Read the Paste staff's full interview here...

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David Cross Disses Album Reviews, Notorious B.I.G, Dane Cook, Religion and Other Things He Could Without (Pitchfork)

David Cross Disses Album Reviews, Notorious B.I.G, Dane Cook, Religion and Other Things He Could Without (Pitchfork)

by Brendan O'Malley May 21, 2010

Comedian David Cross's IMDb resume is sort of staggering. There's irreverent, beloved TV comedy ("Mr. Show With Bob and David", "Arrested Development"), modern indie classics (Waiting for Guffman, Ghost World), and a fair amount of big-budget schlock (Scary Movie 2, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel). Between all that film and television work, the 46-year-old still spends time making people laugh while standing on a stage right in front of them. Read Ryan Dombal's full article on Pitchfork.com

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