KNITTING FACTORY PRESENTS
DAVID CROSS "OH, COME ON"
Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small.
This fall saw the reinvention of Cross’s popular sketch comedy series, “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” which he co-created with Bob Odenkirk. Netflix will relaunch the series, now titled “With Bob and David,” on November 13, with four half-hour episodes.
It was recently announced that in January, IFC will premiere the third season of “Todd Margaret,” which Cross created and stars as the titular character, an ill-equipped American who finds himself running the London sales office of the energy drink company for which he works. IFC will air six episodes, with the first three debuting on January 7, and the following three on January 14.
Last year, Cross released the dark indie film “Hits,” which he wrote and directed. A black comedy about the nature of fame in the YouTube era, the film is set in a small town in upstate New York and stars Matt Walsh and Meredith Hagner. The film first premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and then helped raise funds for its theatrical distribution via a successful Kickstarter campaign. In addition to a traditional theatrical release, the film was also available to fans across the nation on BitTorrent, where they were able to pay what they wanted to view it.
On the big screen, Cross most recently appeared in the independent features, “Kill Your Darlings" alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Michael C. Hall, and the dramedy “It's a Disaster,” opposite Julia Stiles and America Ferrera.
Other film credits include “Abel,” “Year One,” Christopher Guest’s “Waiting for Guffman,” “Men in Black” and “Men in Black II,” “Ghost World,” Michel Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “School for Scoundrels,” “I’m Not There,” and the animated films “Megamind,” “Kung Fu Panda 2,” and “Curious George,” for which he provided his vocal talents.
On television, Cross reprised his beloved role as Dr. Tobias Fünke' on the fourth season of “Arrested Development” on Netflix. During its original critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning run on FOX, Cross was twice-nominated as part of the ensemble cast for a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Cross’s introduction to the TV scene came with "The Ben Stiller Show," where Cross honed his comedy writing chops and shared a 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program.
The original “Mr. Show with Bob and David” received three Emmy Award nominations for both Writing and Music & Lyrics. Cross also served as a writer and contributor for “Tenacious D.” He also wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central animated series "Freak Show," which he co-created with H. Jon Benjamin.
Cross was named by Comedy Central as one of the 100 Greatest Stand-up Comedians of all time.
In September 2013, David Cross and Bob Odenkirk released their new book, entitled “Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show,” which made The New York Times Bestseller List. Written with friend and fellow “Mr. Show” alum Brian Posehn, “Hollywood Said No!” is a collection of never-before-seen scripts, orphaned sketch ideas and reminiscences. In support of the book, Cross and Odenkirk embarked on a multi-city tour, performing their first official stand-up comedy shows together since their sold-out national tour in 2002.
In 2009, Cross embarked on a solo stand-up comedy in support of his first book, entitled "I Drink for a Reason," which was released by Grand Central Publishing. The book spent several weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List, while the tour played to packed venues in cities across the United States. The hugely successful comedy show was filmed at Boston's Wilbur Theater and entitled “Bigger and Blackerer.” The special premiered on EPIX in April 2010 before being released on CD and DVD by Sub Pop on May 25, 2010. His previous comedy special, "David Cross: The Pride is Back," aired on HBO in 1999.
Cross has released two other comedy albums, including “Shut Up You Fucking Baby” in 2002, which earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album, and “It's Not Funny” in 2004. In 2003 he released the DVD, "Let America Laugh," a documentary film of his tour of small alternative rock clubs.
Cross lives in New York and is married to actress Amber Tamblyn.