Stand-Up Comedian David Cross

David Cross

Born: April 4, 1964
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Works

Records

2010 David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer

To be released by Subpop

2007 Comedy Death-Ray

This album is a compilation, featuring multiple artists.

2005 The Good, The Bad and the Drugly

This album is a compilation of various artists

2005 Invite Them Up

Features multiple performers

2004 It's Not Funny
2002 Shut Up, You Fucking Baby!

Specials (and other video)

2010 David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer

Taken from his recent "I Drink for a Reason" tour.

2007 The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubadour

Special features multiple performers

2003 David Cross: Let America Laugh
1999 David Cross: The Pride Is Back
1998 Comic Relief VIII

Benefit show that features multiple comics.

1997 Comics Come Home 3
1996 Kickin' Aspen: Maximum Comedy

From the Aspen Comedy Festival. Also known as "Kicking Aspen: Extreme Comedy"

1996 HBO Comedy Half-Hour: David Cross
1993 Two Drink Minimum

Books (by and about)

2013 Hollywood Said No!

with Bob Odenkirk. Features abandoned projects Hollywood would not green light.

2009 I Drink for a Reason
2002 Mr. Show: What Happened?!

by Naomi Odenkirk

Biography

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, David made his way to Boston to study film at Emerson College but quickly dropped out and started doing stand-up full time. He moved to Los Angeles to write on The Ben Stiller Show where he shared the posthumous Emmy (it was given after the show was canceled) with the show’s other writers.

Continuing in the sketch tradition, he created (along with Bob Odenkirk) the groundbreaking show for HBO, Mr. Show with Bob & David. The show ran for four years and garnered several Emmy nominations. He has also released two comedy cd’s on the Subpop label, Shut Up You Fucking Baby and It’s Not Funny.  Shut Up…. was nominated for a Grammy Award.  Both continue to sell exceptionally well and have garnered rave reviews.

David has appeared in such films as Men in Black (both 1 & 2), Waiting for Guffman, Scary Movie 2, Ghost World, and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.  He can be seen most recently in She’s The Man for Dreamworks, School for Scoundrels for the Weinstein Company, and Curious George for Universal.  Upcoming projects include Todd Haynes’ rumination on the life of Bob Dylan, I’m Not There and Zack Penn’s poker farce, The Grand. 

On the television side, David appeared in the Emmy Award winning Fox Network comedy, Arrested Development, as Tobias Fünke.  Most recently, he wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central animated series Freak Show which was co-created by David and Jon Benjamin.