David Cross, known for roles on the small screen such as “never-nude” Tobias Funke on Arrested Development and the role of “David” in Mr. Show With Bob And David, as well as a hugely successful stand-up routine full of sharp-tongued rants and rages, reads from and discusses his first book I Drink for a Reason. With a mix of personal essays, satirical fiction posing as truth, advice for rich people, information from America’s least favorite Rabbi and a top-ten list of top-ten lists, Cross’ first book is as unique as the comedian himself.
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David talks Mr. Show, Arrested Development, getting stuck on cruiseships and the whimsy of Squagles. He was also very patient and kind considering that Chris & Jonah were 30 minutes late. IT WASN’T THEIR FAULT. But it’s still not okay. Stupid Chris and stupid Jonah. Pfffft.
In the second episode of a two-part exclusive, David Sedaris reads "Author, Author?," a story that recently appeared in The New Yorker about the joys of book tours, giant boxes of condoms, and Costco.
Web comedy is more than YouTubes of stand-up sets and GIFs of sleepy cats; the popularity of sites writing about comedy, aggregating web humor and putting a satirical spin on breaking news is skyrocketing. Doree Shafrir (Executive Editor, Buzzfeed), Adam Frucci (Editor, Splitsider), Sam Reich (President of Original Content, CollegeHumor), Christine Friar (Associate Editor, Huffington Post Comedy) and Jesse David Fox (Freelance Writer/New York Magazine’s Vulture/Splitsider) talk about writing funny things, writing seriously about funny things, writing humorously about serious things and how comedy’s increasingly shaping the growth of web media.