David Cross: Let America Laugh (2003)





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OK, so Let America Laugh is not a sketch comedy performance compilation nor is it the visual version of the excellent two-disc comedy record Shut Up You Fucking Baby. If it's any thing, it could be called a tour documentary. Lovable rascal comedian David Cross asks filmmaker Lance Bangs to follow him around with a video camera during his 2002 summer tour. Traveling in a minivan with band Ultrababyfat, Cross visits the heartland of America and heads west. The documentary, such as it is, contains some stand-up comedy with a lot of backstage footage and on-the-road hijinks. It starts in the South, with Cross trying to deal with loud, obnoxious audiences. The minivan stops in various American cities (and one Canadian) to do a show and attend various parties. Cross makes enemies with a macho club owner, is persued by a duo of blonde groupies, and does an impromptu interview with a drunken promoter. After a few shows in California and a promotional appearance at a Virgin megastore with the Mr. Show cast, the tour ends in his home town of Atlanta, GA.
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mildly amusing. would have rather watched straight stand-up. though, i'm in such a screwed-up, crappy mood that i don't think anything is gonna make me laugh. i should just embrace my bummer, watch another segment of kieslowski's "the decalogue" and go to bed.

Gregory Collins
Gregory Collins

David Cross always makes me laugh when he's doing random characters in sketches, but his stand-up and this special left me with a bad taste in my mouth. While this docu-style special shows how hard in can be for a touring comedian, what with all the hecklers, it also showed how much of a prick Cross can be. I did laugh, but I also felt like had I been at one of these shows, I would've been cheated if the entire show was him discussing some pointless topic with a drunken bafoon heckler.

matt sigur
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