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David Cross defends himself against critic

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 17th 2007 2:19PM

David CrossSometimes a celebrity will (supposedly) leave his or her comments on a web site, but you're never quite sure if it's really them or just someone impersonating them. But comedian David Cross is online a lot and when he leaves a comment you know it's him. Case in point, this comment left after a SFist review of a recent gig in San Francisco.

You can read the review, but to summarize: the reviewer loved Cross' stuff on Mr. Show and Arrested Development, but she couldn't take his jokes about Mormons (and on Martin Luther King Day too!). Cross doesn't just leave a snide comment or a quick, expletive-filled putdown, he actually goes on at length about the review, how the show was really perceived by the audience (and he has it on tape to prove it), and tries to explain the comedy he was trying to do at the show. Now, it's never good to "explain" your comedy, but what else is someone supposed to do when they are basically called a bigot?

[via Gawker]

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never heard of SFist and couldn't care. Welcome to America dude, where everyone has an opinion and the right to express it. Just because you have a problem ala Joel Siegel v. Kevin Smith doesn;t mean that we need to care. Love David Cross since Chicken pot chicken pot chicken pot pie from just shoot me.

January 17 2007 at 5:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I've seen Cross several times at the Improv here in DC. (In fact, on his album 3 years ago, you can clearly here my brother and I laughing throughout, as we had been seated at the edge of the stage, near the microphone.)

But having read the review, Cross's response, and then the other comments (a bunch by other people who attended the event), it seems like the same thing David Cross always does at his shows. Its not bigotted when nothing and no one is off limits. It largely sounds like the reviewer was just a bit touchy (and noteably wrong about the South Park episode she references thoughout).

January 17 2007 at 3:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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