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David Cross Announces Stand-Up Tour on The Daily Show

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You loved his Busch Gardens elephant story. You doubled-over during his bit about porn exhibits at CES. And soon, you’ll get to enjoy David Cross’ all-new stand-up act during his three-month nationwide tour. (It’ll likely be as NSFW as before.) Officially announced during his visit to the Daily Show set, the tour (Cross’ first in six years) will begin at the end of January in San Diego, crisscrosses the country, and concludes in Oklahoma City on April 24.

Tickets are available for some locations via Cross’ official tour site — fittingly tagged “Making America Great Again!” — but in the meantime, check out the Todd Margaret star chatting with Daily Show host Trevor Noah as he provides a very unique version of what the third season of his IFC program is really about. (Turns out it involves horse farming. Who knew?)

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David Cross Making America Great Again Stand-Up Tour Dates

1/26/2016 San Diego, CA. Observatory North Park

1/27/2016 Claremont, CA. Pomona College – Bridges Auditorium

1/28/2016 San Francisco, CA. Davies Symphony Hall

1/29/2016 Los Angeles, CA. The Theatre at Ace Hotel

1/30/2016 Monterrey, CA. Golden State Theater

1/31/2016 Santa Rosa, CA. Wells Fargo Theatre

2/2/2016 JFL Vancouver, Vogue Theatre

2/3/2016 Seattle, WA. Moore Theatre

2/4/2016 Spokane, WA. Bing Crosby Theatre

2/5/2016 Portland, OR. Aladdin Theatre

2/6/2016 Portland, OR. Revolution Hall

2/12/2016 Madison, WI. Orpheum

2/14/2016 Royal Oak, MI. Music Hall

2/16/2016 Columbus, OH. Capitol Theatre

2/17/2016 Cleveland, OH. Masonic

2/18/2016 Pittsburgh, PA. Carnegie Hall

2/19/2016 Washington, DC. Warner Theatre

2/21/2016 Richmond, VA. Carpenter Center

2/23/2016 Charlotte, NC. Knight Center

2/24/2016 Durham, NC. Carolina Theater

2/25/2016 Charleston, SC. Galliard Theatre

2/26/2016 Nashville, TN. Polk Theatre

2/27/2016 Louisville, KY. Brown Theater

2/28/2016 Atlanta, GA. Atlanta Symphony Hall

3/8/2016 Denver, CO. Paramount (JP)

3/9/2016 Boulder, CO. Boulder Theatre

3/10/2016 Lincoln, NE. Rococo Theatre

3/11/2016 Kansas City, MO. Midland

3/12/2016 Minneapolis, MN. Skyway Theatre

3/13/2016 St. Paul, MN. Fitzgerald

3/15/2016 Milwaukee, WI. Pabst Theatre

3/16/2016 Chicago, IL. The Vic Theatre

3/19/2016 Buffalo, NY. UB Center for Arts

3/20/2016 Troy, NY. Troy Music Hall

3/22/2016 Englewood, NJ. Bergen Pac

3/23/2016 Red Bank, NJ. Count Basie Theatre

3/26/2016 Mashantucket, CT. Fox Theater

3/27/2016 Boston, MA. Wilbur Theater

3/29/2016 Boston, MA. Wilbur Theater

3/30/2016 South Burlington, VT. Higher Ground

3/31/2016 Northampton, MA. Calvin Theatre

4/1/2016 Port Chester, NY. Capitol Theatre

4/2/2016 New Haven, CT Lyman Center

4/3/2016 Philadelphia, PA. Merriam Theatre

4/14/2016 Orlando, FL. Hard Rock Live

4/15/2016 Tampa, FL. Louise Lykes Ferguson Hall

4/16/2016 Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Parker Playhouse

4/18/2016 New Orleans, LA. Orpheum Theater

4/19/2016 Shreveport, LA. Strand Theatre

4/20/2016 Houston, TX. Warehouse Live

4/23/2016 Dallas, TX. Majestic Theatre

4/24/2016 Oklahoma City, OK. Farmer’s Market

Click here for ticket info and more information on David’s tour.

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Rappers Act Up

Watch the Yo! IFC Acts Movie Marathon Memorial Day Weekend.

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Memorial Day weekend: how to celebrate? Nothing quite says “screw spring—let’s do summer” like blockbuster movies starring rappers who ditched lucrative music careers in order to become actors. It happened a lot, remember? Especially in and around the ’90s. Will Smith, Eminem, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Marky Mark Wahlberg, Ludacris…icons with the hubris to try the silver screen instead and have it totally work out.

But what if more rappers had made the leap? That’s a rhetorical question—movies (and life) would’ve been better, obviously. To prove it, here are some movies that totally would’ve been more memorable with rappers.

The Godfather

Starring Biggie, not Brando.
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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Only Coolio could improve upon Gene Wilder’s performance.
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Billy Elliot, with a dose of Missy Elliott.
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Robin Hood: Price of Thieves

Low hanging fruit, Hollywood.
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And of course…

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See NONE of those movies and a whole bunch of real ones this Memorial Day weekend on IFC’s rapper-filled movie marathon.

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Brockmire’s Guide To Grabbing Life By The D***

Catch up on the full season of Brockmire now.

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“Lucy, put supper on the stove, my dear, because this ballgame is over!”

Brockmire has officially closed out its rookie season. Miss the finale episode? A handful of episodes? The whole blessed season?? You can see it all from the beginning, starting right here.

And you should get started, because every minute you spend otherwise will be a minute spent not living your best life. That’s right, there are very important life lessons that Brockmire hid in plain sight—lessons that, when applied thoughtfully, can improve every aspect of your awesome existence. Let’s dive into some sage nuggets from what we call the Book of Jim.

Life Should Be Spiked, Not Watered Down.

That’s not just a fancy metaphor. As Brockmire points out, water tastes “awful. 70% of the water is made up of that shit?” Life is short, water sucks, live like you mean it.

There Are Only Three Types of People

“Poor people, rich people and famous people. Rich people are just poor people with money, so the only worthwhile thing is being famous.” So next time your rich friends act all high and mighty, politely remind them that they’re worthless in the eyes of even the most minor celebrities.

There’s Always A Reason To Get Out Of Bed

And 99% of the time that reason is the urge to pee. It’s nature’s way of saying “seize the day.”

There’s More To Life Than Playing Games

“Baseball can’t compete with p0rnography. Nothing can.” Nothing you do or ever will do can be more important to people than p0rn. Get off your high horse.

A Little Empathy Goes A Long Way

Especially if you’ve taken someone else’s Plan B by mistake.

Our Weaknesses Can Be Our Greatest Strengths

Tyrion Lannister said something similar. Hard to tell who said it with more colorful profanity. Wise sentiments all around.

Big Things Come To Those Who Wait

When you’re looking for a sign, the universe will drop you a big one. You’re the sh*t, universe.

And Of Course…

Need more life lessons from the Book of Jim? Catch up on Brockmire on the IFC App.

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Mommie Dearest Is On Repeat All Mothers Day Long On IFC

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The cult-classic movie Mommie Dearest is a game-changer. If you’ve seen it even just once (but come on, who sees it just once?), then you already know what we’re talking about.

But if you haven’t seen it, then let us break it down for you. Really quick, we promise, we’ll even list things out to spare you the reading of a paragraph:

1. It’s the 1981 biopic based on the memoir of Christina Crawford, Hollywood icon Joan Crawford’s adopted daughter.
2. Faye Dunaway plays Joan. And boy does she play her. Loud and over-reactive.
3. It was intended as a drama, but…
4. Waaaaaay over-the-top performances and bargain-basement dialogue rendered it an accidental comedy.
5. It’s a cult classic, and you’re the last person to see it.

Not sold? Don’t believe it’s going to change your life? Ok, maybe over-the-top acting isn’t your thing, or perhaps you don’t like the lingering electricity of a good primal scream, or Joan Crawford is your personal icon and you can’t bear to see her cast in such a creepy light.

But none of that matters.

What’s important is that seeing this movie gives you permission to react to minor repeat annoyances with unrestrained histrionics.

That there is a key moment. Is she crazy? Yeah. But she’s also right. Shoulder nipples are horrible, wire hangers are the worst, and yelling about it feels strangely justified. She did it, we can do it. Precedent set. You’re welcome.

So what else can we yell about? Channel your inner Joan and consider the following list offenses when choosing your next meltdown.

Improperly Hung Toilet Paper

Misplaced Apostrophes

Coldplay at Karaoke

Dad Jokes

Gluten Free Pizza

James Franco

The list of potential pedestrian grievances is actually quite daunting, but when IFC airs Mommie Dearest non-stop for a full day, you’ll have 24 bonus hours to mull it over. 24 bonus hours to nail that lunatic shriek. 24 bonus hours to remember that, really, your mom is comparatively the best.

So please, celebrate Mother’s Day with Mommie Dearest on IFC and at IFC.com. And for the love of god—NO WIRE HANGERS EVER.

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