November 19, 2002
Shut Up You Fucking Baby
A couple nights ago I went to see David Cross do some sort of in-store performance at Amoeba records.
He has a new comedy album out, but he just played CDs and made jokes in between. He was effortlessly hilarious.
Meanwhile I browsed. Eventually I picked up a Royal Trux CD.
Then David said "OK, I'm going to play another CD now. Royal Trux. Do you guys like Royal Trux?" I thought "Ha, that's kind of funny, I'm holding a Royal Trux CD."
Then he said "Hey, anyone buying a Royal Trux CD, anyone with a Royal Trux CD in their hands right now, raise your hand." so I tentatively raised my hand. I was the only one.
So he invited me on stage and I joked around with him, played a little guitar, and finally we performed the Nil's Guitar Shop sketch.
Posted by jjwiseman at November 19, 2002 01:44 AM
I just purchased the CD from amazon.com. Thanks for the tip.
And of course the wonderful Mr. Show DVDs. Get those too.
Yes, definitely get those. Even if you've got all the episodes via gnutella, get the DVDs; the extra commentary is worth it.
I'm a little obsessed with Mr. Show these days.
got the CD and listened to it. I must say, I was quite bummed to see the thanks to "LRH", but then realized he was probably being ironic. A google of "david cross scientology" proved that correct. He's knowledgable about Scientology and expresses his feelings on the subject well.
Anyway, back to the CD. I give it a B. It's more interesting than funny. Many of the bits make you go "I totally agree with that" with a smirk on your face.
Jjwiseman mentioned the Un-Cabaret CD because of the Odenkirk tracks. The CD is funny and a good intro to alternative comedy, but Odenkirk's tracks are pretty short and I didn't think they really were the best parts of the albums.