David Cross coming to Straz Center April 15

Tickets for the iconoclastic comedian's performance go on sale Friday.


David Cross, the beloved comedian-slash-ranter whose career has spanned everything from sketch and stand-up to TV and movie appearances and writing — he's currently viewable on Netflix's W/ Bob & David and IFC's The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, and will live forever in the pop-cult mind as Tobias Funke from Arrested Development — is coming to the Straz's Ferguson Hall stage this spring.

While coming to prominence during a mainstream low in stand-up comedy as one of the so-called alt-comedy vanguard, Cross has weathered the funny's return to hip prominence nicely; he hasn't released a stand-up album since 2010's Bigger & Blackerer, but is still as visible as a working comedian as he is an influence on a subsequent generation of stand-ups and assorted comedic performers. (Come on, would half of the sketch shows and awkward/absurd comedies that came after Mr. Show even exist without it?)

According to a press release, Cross will be bringing his familiar and scathing blend of jokes, social commentary and sacred cow-skewering (religion, politics and really popular, really shitty music are regular targets) to this tour performance. And we desperately hope some bros or drunk college girls end up getting mouthy from the audience, because Cross can incorporate a heckler or disruption into his show like nobody else on the planet. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 8.

Here's the entire Bigger & Blackerer performance via YouTube, for as long as it's up:

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