With a third season of Todd Margaret premiering on IFC on January 7th, David Cross continues a hot streak that stretches back decades. But 2015 was no doubt a high point for the comedian, as it saw him reunite with longtime collaborator Bob Odenkirk on the new sketch show W/ Bob and David, direct a movie and prepare the unexpected third season of Todd Margaret. To get you ready for the return of a very, very different Todd, check out David Cross’ funniest moments from 2015.
5. The “Know Your Rights” Sketch from W/ Bob and David
Cross and Odenkirk came out firing with their Netflix sketch show W/ Bob and David. The duo unleashed the same mix of high and low comedy, all tied together with a circuitous through line, that made their HBO series Mr. Show a cult hit. In this topical spoof of social justice vigilantes in the digital age, Cross plays a Internet troll come to life, trying to prove that cops are bad at any cost.
4. His directorial debut Hits
While Hits, Cross’ directorial debut, was first screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014, it was only released to the larger public in the last year. The story of a man who unwittingly becomes a viral sensation on the Internet, the film starred some of the best comedians working today, including Matt Walsh and Comedy Bang! Bang! regular James Adomian. Proving Cross understands how media works these days, Hits also has the unique distinction of being the first movie to ever be released exclusively on a pay-what-you-want model through BitTorrent.
3. His 24-Hour Play
David Cross wrote the play “Tears of God in a Universe of Men” for the Urban Arts Partnership in November, as part of their 24 Hour Plays festival. That means that the show went from inception to performance in 24 short hours. Cross’ play starred his wife, Amber Tamblyn, along with Julia Stiles, who posted the above photo of the cast on Instagram.
2. The Acapella MC in Pitch Perfect 2
Director Elizabeth Banks said that David Cross was her favorite cameo in her directorial debut, Pitch Perfect 2. A master of ceremonies for the ultimate riff-off, Cross even ad-libbed one of her favorite lines in the movie.
1. The “C-Word” Sketch on W/ Bob and David (NSFW)
One of the best sketches from the new season of W/ Bob and David, Cross shows that there’s power in the words we choose. Even if we’re a dumbass.
Want more David? Check out the trailer for Todd Margaret season 3 before the big premiere on January 7th at 10P.