David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016)

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Actor/comedian David Cross skewers Donald Trump, takes shots at religious taboos and American swagger in a hilarious yet provocative night of comedy at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX.

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16 August 2016 | shotglassanhero
5
| Cross losing not losing his edge; it's just rusty now
This is an odd thing to see. I don't mean Netflix producing a special for David Cross, but more so him doing stand-up. It seemed like his glory days were behind him and this sort of proves it. His topical comments on politics take longer to make people laugh compared to his last 3 comedy specials. You could tell the audience respected him as a comedy giant but the content was just underwhelming. His energy level is really low and keeping you engaged for an hour is him stretching jokes out. Honestly, I did enjoy watching it. But when I went to go listen back to his previous work, I was reminded on how skillful his edgy comedy was.

The tempo in his previous shows were at a steady rate. This time, it doesn't live up to them. There is always typically a time where an artist is at his peak. And it seems he's gotten quite rusty this time around. The only time I actually laughed hysterically was at the end. And what Cross does best is get people to laugh with his tone, cadence, mannerisms, and hyperbolic the minimalist bait and switch jokes. But you can't ride on that with just sub-par material. I liked some of material, but at some point it was like he was riding a wave for too long without changing coarse appropriately. Usually David Cross' bits are very quick and the longer ones are multi-faceted or connect to another point to move the entire show along. The theme is extremely muddled and sloppy when compared to his previous work.

I would recommend if you like David Cross, but if you never seen/heard his stand-up before--I'd recommend that much more.

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Release Date:

5 August 2016

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English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Austin, Texas, USA

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