‘Making America Great Again’ With David Cross

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With guest host Ray Suarez.

Comedian David Cross—of “Arrested Development” and “Mr. Show” — on his new tour: “Making America Great Again!”

Actor and comedian David Cross. (Press Photo by Daniel Bergeron / ID-PR)
Actor and comedian David Cross. (Press Photo by Daniel Bergeron / ID-PR)

His fans follow closely on standup circuit and in comedy cult classics, but even people who don’t know the name right off — David Cross — will recognize the actor from his role as Tobias Funke in "Arrested Development," from the landmark sketch comedy series "Mr. Show," and the series "The Increasingly Bad Decisions of Todd Margaret." Taking a break from his new standup tour, David Cross sits down with us and takes your calls. This hour, On Point, making America great again with David Cross.
-- Ray Suarez


David Cross, comedian, actor and writer. His current standup tour, "Making America Great Again!," is traveling the country. Known for his roles on "Arrested Development," "Mr. Show with Bob and David," "The Increasingly Poor Decision of Todd Margaret" and many more. (@davidcrosss)

From The Reading List

Rolling Stone: David Cross on Extending Tour and Why Arena Shows 'Sound Terrible' — "The idea for the show, which began its run on January 26th at Observatory North Park in San Diego, came to Cross when he knew he would be laid up in New York after a planned shoulder surgery. After collecting bits he'd performed at festivals and one-off shows, he went in front of small crowds to ensure he had a full hour of material."

WBUR's Artery: David Cross Says He, Not Donald Trump, Is ‘Making America Great Again’ — "David Cross last did the standup circuit in 2010, but his status as one of America’s top comics remains intact. He’s in the midst of a 50-date tour and has been selling many of those dates out. These will be people who have paid good money to see the Atlanta-born, Boston-reared, Emerson College-dropout take the stage and make funny for 75 minutes. And he’s pretty certain a few people will walk out."

NPR: The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of David Cross — "When actor David Cross found out that IFC wanted to renew his cult TV show, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, for a third season after a gap of four years, he was incredulous. 'I [was] like, 'How? How can there be a third season? The whole world blows up,'' Cross told guest host Faith Salie on the Ask Me Another stage in Brooklyn. 'I said out of professional common courtesy that I'd approach the writers... roughly an hour later, one of the writers came up with a brilliant idea.' Cross says that this upcoming season pays off more than the first two."

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This program aired on March 25, 2016.


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