How was David Cross in Portland?

robis726robis726 Posts: 110
edited July 2006 in Given To Fly (live)
He is one of my favorite comedians, and was wondering how his preset stand-up in Portland went over. Anyone?
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  • gkleinmangkleinman Posts: 1
    I like cross too, but his set was pretty uneven. He went on a lot about Las Vegas, some of which was very funny, some ho-hum. Did a piece about circumcision which fell pretty flat and was funniest covering Toby Kieth's "I Love this Bar...and Grill". He also came out between the 1st and 2nd encore and was quite funny.

    Bottom line.. I think he did the gig to hang out with his friends and although the set was pretty scattered, it did have some nice moments.
  • schwankschwank Posts: 32
    I had honestly never heard of the guy before these tix... my girl and I did not find him to be that funny... even after our pre-game drinks. The circumcision thing was kind of weird, what with the sucking of baby penis noises and all... I'm serious for those who weren't there... he went on for like a whole minute mocking jewish circumcision procedures... yowch.

    The best David Cross moment was during RITFW when he was leaning back to back with Mike and rocking the tamborine (and not talking ;) )... that jam just was killer.
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  • mpg82mpg82 Posts: 83
    What a priviledge... David Cross and Pearl Jam on the same night. I've loved Cross' comedy since "Mr. Show" on HBO. I'm sure the people who didn't like him are HUGE Dane Cook fans.
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,144
    At times, Cross was almost ready to bring the crowd to their feet with laughter. At other times, I would not have been surprised if a rotten tomatoe was thrown at him.
  • MilestoneMilestone Posts: 1,099
    Jason P wrote:
    At times, Cross was almost ready to bring the crowd to their feet with laughter. At other times, I would not have been surprised if a rotten tomatoe was thrown at him.


    Perfect review right here. Peaks and valleys......and the valleys were very very low.
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  • inmyrvminmyrvm Posts: 932
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,144
    As I like David Cross, this is a metaphor for his performance. If he were a baseball player, his stats for last night’s performance are as follows:

    1 for 4, Double, Walk, 2 K’s
    Thrown out trying to steal 2nd base
    1 Error
  • DopeyBoyDopeyBoy Posts: 169
    inmyrvm wrote:
    how i miss tobias.........
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    Haha, classic :D

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  • blackngoldblackngold Posts: 264
    mikeg19_82 wrote:
    What a priviledge... David Cross and Pearl Jam on the same night. I've loved Cross' comedy since "Mr. Show" on HBO. I'm sure the people who didn't like him are HUGE Dane Cook fans.

    whats wrong with Dane Cook? he rocks.
  • robis726robis726 Posts: 110
    Dane Cook is a rich man's Larry the Cable Guy.
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  • SmithySmithy Posts: 11
    Jason P wrote:
    As I like David Cross, this is a metaphor for his performance. If he were a baseball player, his stats for last night’s performance are as follows:

    1 for 4, Double, Walk, 2 K’s
    Thrown out trying to steal 2nd base
    1 Error


    brilliant. wasn't at the show but that's a great way of describing it.
  • spnoonespnoone Posts: 618
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  • GameJerkGameJerk Posts: 46
    hmm, if i like David Cross and Dane Cook does that mean i'm some sort of mutant?
  • feathersfeathers Posts: 84
    GameJerk wrote:
    hmm, if i like David Cross and Dane Cook does that mean i'm some sort of mutant?

    I must be as well, then...
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  • GameJerkGameJerk Posts: 46
    feathers wrote:
    I must be as well, then...

    lets hook up and make sweet mutant love together.
  • BetterRadioBetterRadio Posts: 189
    spnoone wrote:
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  • Best part of his act was the god and princess diana schtick....had me laughing my ass off
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  • fanforlifefanforlife Posts: 138
    Best part of his act was the god and princess diana schtick....had me laughing my ass off

    agreed, and being raised Jewish, the circumcision bit was funny, albiet too long. I liked the way Ed gave him props bringing up the circumcision later in the evening saying something like - Maybe all my problems stem back to when I was 8 days old.
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  • LOL I laughed when Ed said that. David Cross was pretty good, but if u go back and read the Portland thread or whatever thread it was where people were posting jokes he has told in the past, you will find that most of those jokes were said last night at the Snitzer (sp) gig. Mikey and Ed seemed to be enjoying him at sidestage.
    Personally...I laughed at a few things, but I've seen better comics...I've also seen worse.
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  • ZosoZoso Posts: 6,425
    Don't know who David Cross is so can't give much of an opinion so who is he? I may google him and see.
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  • I_Got_ShitI_Got_Shit Posts: 325
    i wasn't there, but it sounds like the typical david cross set. a couple long stories that never pan out, and a few bits that are absolutely hilarious. actually, mr. show was kind of the same way - some of the sketches just didn't work for me - but i still consider that show genius because there were so many laugh-until-it-hurts moments.

    i feel like i missed the boat on the dane cook craze. i'm sure if i was 15 years old instead of 23 i'd think he was hilarious.
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  • mpg82mpg82 Posts: 83
    I_Got_Shit wrote:
    i wasn't there, but it sounds like the typical david cross set. a couple long stories that never pan out, and a few bits that are absolutely hilarious. actually, mr. show was kind of the same way - some of the sketches just didn't work for me - but i still consider that show genius because there were so many laugh-until-it-hurts moments.

    i feel like i missed the boat on the dane cook craze. i'm sure if i was 15 years old instead of 23 i'd think he was hilarious.

    Yeah I agree with what you are saying. Mr. Show had some dumb sketches but I think he worked with John Ennis, Bob Odenkirk, Jay Johnston, and other writers on it and they'd choose together what sketch to go with.

    I'm 23 as well and think I'd laugh more at Cook if I were 13. I don't get the hype. I thought the "itchy asshole" routine was great until I heard he ripped it off.
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  • robis726robis726 Posts: 110
    mikeg19_82 wrote:
    Yeah I agree with what you are saying. Mr. Show had some dumb sketches but I think he worked with John Ennis, Bob Odenkirk, Jay Johnston, and other writers on it and they'd choose together what sketch to go with.

    I'm 23 as well and think I'd laugh more at Cook if I were 13. I don't get the hype. I thought the "itchy asshole" routine was great until I heard he ripped it off.

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  • bharQbharQ Posts: 1,201
    feathers wrote:
    I must be as well, then...

    count me in aswell.. although i think david cross is in a whole other league.. Dane Cook can work a crowd well.. he just doesn't have a whole lot to say like say a Bill Hicks (my personal hero) or even David Cross would..

    But I think for a mass audience much of whom is there to see Pearl Jam and probably don't know the comic.. Dane Cook would have worked better.
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  • bharQbharQ Posts: 1,201
    and isn't that fucker dating Jessica Simpson.. Dane cook that is
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  • aNiMaLaNiMaL Posts: 7,089
    I really like David Cross!! i saw him at The Showbox a few years ago during the NVLB thing in Seattle.....he opened up for Mudhoney. I liked him back in the NewsRadio days....then again in the Just Shoot Me days. i think he's real funny. Sorry I missed him opening for PJ.
  • evenflow82evenflow82 Posts: 3,529
    spnoone wrote:
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  • People will probably jump down my back for this, but I thought David Cross was horrible. Not one laugh during his entire set. (And no, it's not because I'm a fan of Dane Cook, big or otherwise.)
  • inmyrvminmyrvm Posts: 932
    man, i'm gonna miss arrested development. i hope everyone here signed all the petitions to try to keep that show going! i'll miss ya little buddy!
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  • NotMikeNotMike Posts: 27
    inmyrvm wrote:
    how i miss tobias.........
    he blue himself

    There's gotta be a better way to say that.

    Also, there is still hope for more Arrested Development.

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