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50 Reasons to Love David Cross


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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.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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