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David Cross does it all

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A fearless and funny voice in the counterculture scene since the early 1990s, David Cross wears every comedy hat in the business. Before he was a television show creator, actor and author, Cross was a standup comic who went against the grain of popular culture and helped breathe life into a new comedy scene that is bitingly irreverent.

Coming up in the New York scene alongside Janeane Garofalo and Louis CK, Cross first broke into TV writing for The Ben Stiller Show in 1992, where he met another smart comedy writer, Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul). The two created the highly original and uproarious Mr. Show for HBO in 1995. From there, Cross's career took off, leading to work on other TV comedy classics like Arrested Development, film roles and award-winning comedy albums.

Cross is constantly in creation mode, creating and starring in the comedy series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, which returns for a new season this month on IFC. Last year, he teamed again with Odenkirk for the Netflix sketch comedy series W/ Bob & David.

Now, Cross is back in his element, on the stage again for his current tongue-in-cheek standup tour, Making America Great Again! He appears on Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 7:30pm. $35. 707.546.3600.

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