David Cross Tickets
David Cross Las Vegas Show Tickets
The David Cross Vegas 2016 show will be part of the “David Cross: Making America Great Again!” tour which introduces Cross’ very popular special. The star, who was voted by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 stand-up comedians of all-time, will bring his usual best to Vegas with the new material. Cross did not tour in the last five years which is just one of the many reasons why the show that will be held on May 7, 2017 could be such a blast. A long awaited return could not happen at a better venue than the Hard Rock Hotel, one of Vegas’ most popular buildings.
Born on April 4, 1964, David Cross is an American stand-up comedian and actor with more than 117 credits to his name, including some dramatic roles that showcased his diverse talents. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to parents Barry and Susi whom emigrated from the United Kingdom during the 1950’s. Cross spent most of his early years in Roswell after a short detour that involved the family staying in Florida, New York and Connecticut. The family was poor and Barry Cross left them when his son, the future star was only at the tender age of 10. While they remained in contact for a while, according to Cross the two haven’t spoken since the early 1980’s when Cross was still a teenager, 19 at the time of their last conversation.
The beginnings of a genius comedic career
Cross decided very early that he was into comedy, and he also knew that he wanted to try himself as a stand-up comedian. He first started performing at local venues when he was just 17. On the day of his graduation, he decided to go to New York City where there would be more and better opportunities to hone his skills. While trying to make it in the comedy scene, he briefly worked for a lawn mowing company before enrolling to college. His choice was the Emerson College in Boston, but he only stayed for a semester before dropping out in an attempt to further pursue his comedic career.
The first sketch group
Despite not staying in college for long, Cross had enough time to befriend a couple of students who already had a sketch group called This is Pathetic. This was where he met John Ennis, his life-long friend with whom he would end up doing several projects. During the summer of 1985, the two decided to go to Los Angeles and try acting while still giving a shot to their stand-up careers. This turned out to be one of the best decisions of Cross’ life.
Back in Boston
The Los Angeles thing did not exactly work out for Cross, who went back to Boston with the plan of doing stand-up full time. Between the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, he had a very good run in the local comedy scene despite not necessarily fitting in with his material. As he said, the Boston comedy scene while blooming at the time, wasn’t exactly his niche. Racist and homophobic acts were widespread and that was not something that Cross ever wanted to be associated with. He still found his specific niche, as well as his audience who not only liked his stuff but made him one of the most popular local comics at the time.
The Catch a Rising Star Club Chain
Many stand-up comedian says that the absolute best decade for newcomers was the 90’s. That was the time when the audience was still super excited about stand-up, and at the same time, people wanted to build businesses on that premise. Such business was the Catch a Rising Star Club Chain that gave the first opportunities to many comics who would end up becoming famous. In addition to Cross, JaneaneGarofalo was also one of those comics, along with Louis C.K who would later become arguably one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all-time.
Joe Frank and the late 90’s
A Radio artist called Joe Frank saw Cross live while he was performing at the Un-Cabaret and decided to hire him for two of his radio programs as a guest star. The shows were called “A Hearing” and the “The Last Run”. Cross also got a role in the show called the “The OJ Chronicles”.
Cross’ stand-up style
Cross uses a combination of satire and meaningful commentary with a penchant for being able to shed some light on the irony of everyday life situations. On occasions, he also offers funny and often eye-opening political commentary on some of the most important issues. According to many of his peers, Cross is one of those comedians who stays true to their act even though they know full well that changing it up would probably make them more popular. Despite not being one of the highest-paid comedians, many fans and fellow comics consider him one of the best of all-time.
Cross’ entry to Hollywood was the “The Ben Stiller Show”, a television show that not only gave Cross an Emmy but propelled many careers including Ben Stiller’s himself, as well as Bob Odenkirk’s who is one of the most popular television actors these days. In fact, it was Odenkirk who paired up with Cross in 1995 to create a sketch show called Mr. Show. While he was already popular at the time, Cross’ big television break came with the show called “Arrested Development”, a Mitchell Hurwitz sitcom that had some commercial and critical success as well before landing on Netflix.
Cross is also a successful voice artist, giving vocal ability to several popular animated characters including Crane from the Kung Fu Panda franchise that grossed over $1.5 billion in total (with three movies). Cross has a new show with Odenkirk called W/ Bob and David where the two use a time machine to reach certain points in time, meeting Mr. Show in the process.