David Cross is not my favorite stand-up comic. When I was 13, I used to jam his shiz, after I got off of a Bill Hicks kick, and his special The Pride Is Back is still one of the best comedy specials of the 90′s. Also, Arrested Development. I only sorta dug Mr. Show. Sometimes, the guy is just whiny and annoying. Oh, and he snorted coke 40 feet from President Obama.
In an admission probably more damaging to him than Obama, David Cross said during a recent stand-up routine that he was at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, when he decided it’d be a good time to do drugs. Admittedly, if I was sandwiched between a bunch of spineless journalists, I would think it’d be time to do drugs as well, but this was on a dare he had with a friend.
So, in front of the secret service, David Cross took pictures of himself doing cocaine. Hopefully, this will be included in a stand-up bit where he decides to use punchlines. Lately, Cross’ act has been strangely lacking punchlines. Much like this story.
Seriously, if I did coke at a dinner near the President, that’s the sort of thing I save for a memoir or private time. I’d be too afraid of them coming to get me shortly afterward.