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 Thanks for the tip.

Posted by: e40 on November 19, 2002 10:04 AM

You might want to check out this CD[1], too, which has some Bob Odenkirk stuff on it (I haven't heard either of these CDs, I'm still waiting for them to arrive).


Posted by: jjwiseman on November 19, 2002 11:18 AM

And of course the wonderful Mr. Show DVDs. Get those too.

Posted by: gavin on November 19, 2002 06:11 PM

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.

Posted by: jjwiseman on November 19, 2002 08:35 PM

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.

Posted by: e40 on December 2, 2002 01:13 PM

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.

Posted by: ag on January 23, 2003 03:33 PM
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