David Cross will release his third comedy album and second DVD for Sub Pop on May 25, 2010.
During his illustrious career, David Cross has played recurring roles on the TV programs Arrested Development and The Colbert Report, and won an Emmy Award for his contributions to The Ben Stiller Show. He has also starred in such films as Waiting for Guffman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Bob Dylan fantasy I’m Not There (in which he portrayed Allen Ginsberg), and Kung Fu Panda. He is currently living in exile in the UK, working on the show The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (to be broadcast on IFC in the USA this fall).
Bigger and Blackerer was taped during two back-to-back comedy shows at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre. There is some crossover between the CD and DVD, but each one contains material that isn’t on the other.
Only by watching the DVD will you learn of Cross’ unique relationship with the deaf community, share his canny insights into the editorial machinations behind the Bible, and marvel at how well a bald, middle-aged white guy can fill out a pair of jeans. Yet one must listen to the CD in order to hear about gastro-intestinal misadventures with his dog Ollie Red Sox, or sing along with “The Sultan’s Revenge,” the swinging, Vegas-style opening number composed by Cross and his good friend Mark Rivers (author of the theme to Mr. Show).
From now until the release date, you can purchase a discounted ($22) bundle of both the CD and the DVD through SubPop.com and get an autographed copy of the bio that features the artwork. Pre-order it HERE.