Few comedians have accomplished as much as David Cross has throughout his career, and fewer still have done it while keeping as finely honed an edge as he has. Need some examples? Check out these reasons to love David Cross.
1. The Ben Stiller Show
Watch him here with the writers of the seminal sketch show the morning after it got cancelled.
2. Mr. Show
Teaming with the great Bob Odenkirk, this HBO series was ahead of its time and wonderful to behold.
3. Arrested Development
Tobias Funke, the aspiring actor and never-nude who insists he’s not gay. Really.
4. The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
Selling energy drinks in England shouldn’t be this hilarious, but it absolutely is.
5. One Night Stand
A half-hour comedy special from 1996 – the kind of thing which launched many stars.
6. The Pride Is Back
Cross’s first hour-long HBO special, in its entirety. Enjoy!
7. Shut Up You Fucking Baby!
His first comedy album from 2002 featured a mini-documentary on the “enhanced CD” that’s highly amusing.
8. Let America Laugh
His first stand-up comedy concert film features album material and bonus stuff!
9. It’s Not Funny
His second comedy album from 2004 features this hidden track about celebrity poker and the assholery of Creed singer Scott Stapp.
10. Bigger and Blackerer
The third stand-up show from 2010 mocks Chris Rock’s Bigger and Blacker album, and many, many other things. Even himself. Especially himself.