If you are only familiar with David Cross through his movie and television roles, do yourself a favor and go listen to some of his stand-up albums, you can thank me later. On May 25th the spectacled funnyman will be releasing his first comedy album in six years, as well as a similarly titled, albeit slightly different, DVD. The official description is pretty descriptive so I'll let that do the talking.
The new David Cross album and DVD Bigger and Blackerer was taped during two shows, back-to-back on the same evening at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre. As will be obvious by the packaging (and maybe some of the words here), this title applies to both a CD and a DVD; separate releases in separate formats with the same name. Though both media are housed on a shiny, silver five-inch disc, each is an entity unto itself. And while there is some overlap, each is full of material that appears solely on one or the other. Only by watching the DVD will you learn of Cross’ unique relationship with the deaf community, share his canny insights into the editorial machinations behind the Bible, and marvel at how well a bald, middle-aged white guy can fill out a pair of jeans. Yet one must listen to the CD in order to hear about gastro-intestinal misadventures with his dog Ollie Red Sox, or sing along with “The Sultan’s Revenge,” the swinging, Vegas-style opening number composed by Cross and his good friend Mark Rivers (author of the theme to Mr. Show). [via subpop]
Well then, a musical number, some jokes about the editors of the Bible, and dog problems. Count me in. Cross is currently in the UK filming his new show The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. You can watch the pilot episode online now, or you can wait til this fall when IFC will be airing the entire series. The tracklisting for the CD is available after the jump.
Bigger and Blackerer CD tracklisting
- Opening Song (The Sultan's Revenge)
- If You Care
- That One Show About Drugs and Stuff
- Me and Drugs
- Black Stuff
- …Or Worse
- Where We Are Now Back in Sept. '09
- Silly Religious Crazies
- REALLY Silly Religious Crazies. I Mean, Double, Triple Crazy!!
- Random Goofabouts
- I Can't Get Beer in Me…
- Lesson Learned