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REVIEW: David Cross @ Newmark Theatre (Portland, OR – 9/25/09)

26th Sep 09 (Sat) 5 comments

David Cross is on a little fall tour to promote his new book, I Drink For a Reason.  You may know him from Mr Show with Bob & David, or as Tobias Fünke on Arrested Development (i.e.- the best television show of all-time), or his stand-up specials, or a glut of parts in television and movies.

(David Cross as Tobias Fünke was one of the best character pieces with laugh-out-loud antics in about every moment he was on screen).

I was just at the Newmark for another comedian, Patton Oswalt.  Unlike the Patton show, though, this show wasn’t general admission.  Yay!  We got to our seats ( fairly close up).  The show began not too long after.

The opener was Todd Glass.  He only did about 15 minutes, but was pretty damn funny.  He jumped around a lot in material, but I guess with only 15 minutes, you have to get as much in as possible.

David came out around 8:45pm and started off with a song about tearing Portland a new asshole that morphed into the jokes he was going to tell us, which wouldn’t involve any cosmonaut jokes… which, of course, ended with a cosmonaut joke.

David, of course, touched on religion, politics, and drugs.  My favorite bits were scattered all about.  His mom making yogurt… from yogurt was pretty funny.  The bit on the horror porn was hilarious.  He did make a good point – what’s the reason for horror porn?  To scare the cum out of you?

One of the better parts of the night was when he called out a sign language guy for signing words that didn’t exist.  The “deaf guy interloper” was part of the show, a friend of David’s; however at first, the audience didn’t know.  When David said “Gallileo,” the guy signed the motions for looking through a looking glass.  It looked so odd that David said it again about 3 times… then David started saying words like “ridonkulous” to see what the sign language would be.  It all ended with David calling him out and telling him to leave (“deaf guy” showed up later as a “live blogger interloper” during the set).

The bit about Scientology and Mormonism was also pretty funny.  We’ll see how that goes next week in Salt Lake City. :)  Some of his other humor was a little bit over the line (re: hassidic jews, etc), but that’s what you get with David Cross.  He ended with a joke on crazy things to buy (i.e.- SkyMall crap).  The  focus on the “time mug” was pretty hilarious.

After 90 quality minutes David left the stage… but then came back out shortly for a quick movie encore… he played 3 and a half minutes (all that was legally allowed) of his upcoming UK television series directed by Spike Jonze, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.  It looks pretty damn brilliant.  Anytime you have Spike Jonze involved, it’s got good potential.  Arrested Development alum Will Arnett was also in it.  We’ll likely not get it on this sided of the pond, until it hits DVD.

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~Dan – np: Faith No More The Real Thing

David Cross’s Tour Dates

September 2009
24 & 25
– Portland, Ore. @ The Newmark Theatre
27
– Vancouver, B.C. @ Vancouver Comedy Festival
28
– Salt Lake City, Utah @ In The Venue
29
– Denver, Colo. @ Paramount Theatre
30
– Kansas City, Mo. @ Midland Theatre

October 2009
2 – Toronto, Ontario @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
3 – Milwaukee, Wisc. @ Riverside Theatre
4 – Chicago, Ill. @ Congress Theatre
5 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ State Theatre
7 – Durham, N.C. @ Carolina Theatre of Durham
9 – Munhall, Pa. @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
10 – Morgantown, W.V. @ University of West Virginia
11 – Columbus, Ohio @ Capitol Theatre
13 – Ann Arbor, Mich. @ Michigan Theatre
14 – Austin, Texas @ Paramount Theater
16 – Dallas, Texas @ Lakewood Theater
17 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
19 – Boston, Mass. @ Wilbur Theater
20 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Merriam Theater
21 – Washington, D.C. @ Warner Theater
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Get Cross…

27th Aug 09 (Thu) Leave a comment

David Cross was playing at the Newmark Theatre in Portland, OR, on a day that I already had local Eugene plans (Th, Sep 24 – Raquy and the Cavemen).  Well, David’s show sold out so fast that they added a 2nd show the next night (Fri, Sep 25)… yay!  Needless to say, I already blue my tickets this morning.

For your own 2nd Portland David Cross show tickets… GO HERE.

This is going to be two weeks in a row with four shows on consecutive nights… batch 1 (Sept 15-19): Porcupine Tree & That1Guy / Wynton Marsalis / Sunny Day Real Estate / Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (well, JFJO is a maybe as it’s the same day as PDX VegFest and we’re volunteering there early in the day), and then batch 2 (Sep 24-27): Raquy & the Cavemen / David Cross / Alice in Chains / Works Progress Administration (with Glen Phillips & Nickelcreek folks).

I wouldn’t have it any… other… way.  I do have a feeling that my concert reviews will suffer a backlog.  Anyway, I’ll take photos on shows I am able…

~Dan – np: Duran DuranAstronaut

I’m mad at Bumbershoot’s schedulers

20th Jul 09 (Mon) 4 comments

Bumber-shoot, indeed.

Sunday (9/6) at BumbershootHoly Fuck, David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Michael Franti, and Jason Mraz are all playing.  I would like to see all of them (in the order shown above).  BUT… they’re all playing at roughly the same time.  Balzac! If I caught all of Holy Fuck’s hour set (which I would be required to, due to the awesomeness that is Holy Fuck), I’d probably catch 15 minutes of Franti, 30 minutes of Cross, none of Oswalt, and about an hour of Mraz (but he’s the low man on the totem pole for me anyway).

Meh… the main draw for me is HF, David Cross & Patton Oswalt.  I don’t think I can justify a $35+fee ticket and 6 hours of driving for HF and 30 minutes of David Cross.  Oh well…

Anyway, check out the lineup over at bumbershoot.org.  Maybe it works out better for you…

~Dan – np: MC FrontalotFinal Boss

Hey, Brother.

26th Jun 08 (Thu) 2 comments

From Paste who got it from MSNBC’s Keith Olberman… an Arrested Development movie per Jason Bateman “it’s in the works… the grown-ups are trying to work out the numbers.” The source (& video) with Jason Bateman & David Cross is here over at the Paste blog.

Back in December 2007, it was merely a rumor. Now it’s gettin’ better than a rumor… yay!

~Dan – np: Bobby Previte & New BumpSet the Alarm for Monday

7 minutes 15 seconds

19th Mar 08 (Wed) Leave a comment
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