Friday, June 08, 2007

Dr Tobias Funke comes to town...

19TH – 30TH JUNE 2007 (TUES – SAT)

He’s back. US comedy star David Cross returns triumphantly to London after almost 3 years away, and this time brings with him some friends. David will be performing for just TWO weeks at the 100 Club, Oxford Street from 19th-30th June, 2007. Also performing each night will be a selection of some of the best American stand-ups as hand-picked by David himself.

David Cross is renowned for his no-holds barred stand-up shows and has often been likened to Bills Hicks and Lenny Bruce. His irreverence pushes the boundaries of controversy with a warm style and spot on delivery that has his audiences across the world in stitches.

David started his career as a writer on The Ben Stiller Show and went on to co-create and present the groundbreaking, Emmy nominated HBO series Mr Show with Bob and David which aired 30 episodes over 4 years. He is perhaps best known for his role as Tobias Funke in Golden Globe nominated Fox Network comedy Arrested Development. He has also been featured in films including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Ghost World, The Cable Guy, Waiting for Guffman and Men in Black (1 & 2).

His debut album, Shut Up You Fucking Baby, was the first comedy CD to be released by US label SubPop and was nominated for a Grammy Award. This was followed by a DVD that captured the behind-the-scenes of the tour, called Let America Laugh. His second CD It’s Not Funny was released in the UK.

“David Cross isn’t the voice of his generation – he’s more like the voice snickering at the back of the room to his friend about how lame his generation, the generation before and the generation after him is.” New Music Monthly

Cross’s true gift is that he’s pointed and side-splitting at the same time while never sounding like he’s doing a ‘bit’. He often supports top US bands such as The Strokes, and other numerous fans include Jack Black and Dave Eggers.

“A master of observational and political comedy” Time Out

“His seemingly spontaneous stand-up marks him out as a seriously skilled performer” Metro

“Appallingly funny” The Observer

“Not just the highlight of the week, the highlight of the month A cut above the rest. The most exciting comedian to hit London” Evening Standard

“Extremely funny….Cross has a talent to make the audience feel ashamed of their laughter” Jewish Chronicle

"If you miss an opportunity to see him're a total a-hole. David Cross dominates my world. I would crawl through glass to see him take a shit" Jack Black