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This is a feature-length documentary of David Cross's entire North American comedy tour. This IS NOT a concert film.

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Let America Laugh is an intermittently entertaining, fly-on-the-wall DVD sidebar to David Cross's live comedy CD from Sub Pop, Shut Up, You F**king Baby! Shot on a low-tech, digital camcorder, Let America Laugh captures the ups and downs (mostly downs) of Cross's 2002 tour of North American clubs. Notable sequences find the Mr. Show star jerking around a rude and uncooperative Nashville club owner, attending a wee-hours party at a Memphis video store (it looks exactly as one might imagine), surviving a double booking in Vancouver, and shooting fireworks from a Minneapolis playground. Much of this looks like concert-tour hell, but there are highlights, too: A stop at Experience Music Project in Seattle, a funny encounter with Cross's comic partner, Bob Odenkirk, in a Los Angeles store, and a relaxed, hometown show in Atlanta. There are bits and pieces of routines here, but this DVD is more travelogue than showcase. --Tom Keogh

Special Features

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  • Ainsley McTree
  • Deleted scenes

Product Details

  • Actors: David Cross, Bob Kaliban, Michelle Maryk, Meredith Lipson, Aviva Yael
  • Directors: David Cross, Lance Bangs
  • Writers: David Cross
  • Producers: Lance Bangs, John Irwin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Letterboxed, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Sub Pop
  • DVD Release Date: November 4, 2003
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000DJYMO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,351 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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First, if you like David Cross to any degree, just buy this right now. However, even if you're just interested in what its like touring as a comedian, this DVD is like nothing I've ever seen. The DVD not only compliments the audio CD "Shut up..." but it surpasses it in many ways. The DVD is not a concert or even a documentary. It is a look into what life is like for a traveling comedian as they encounter the idiot people that provide them with the fuel to make jokes. You get to see David Cross rip into the people at his shows that try to heckle him. He tears them up so bad. After watching it you realize that this is so much better than if they had just put out a DVD of his routine. Instead of seeing a stand-up routine already available on CD, we get an entirely different perspective. This is some funny stuff.
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I spent some time reading the reviews here while waiting for my DVD to arrive. I was a little apprehensive after reading things like "arrogant", "condescending", "mean-spirited", expecting to see him being a real jerk. It was the complete opposite. David makes fun of people. THAT'S WHAT HE DOES.

To me, he comes across as being a calm, affable, even gentle person who is also raw and raunchy, with a take no prisoners attitude while telling stories/jokes.

While I saw some bits(that I don't remember being on the "Shutup You F****** Baby!" CD) that were funny, this DVD should NOT be your introduction to David Cross. Get his stand-up CDs first to get a feel for him, especially "It's Not Funny"...David Cross at his absolute funniest.
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If you've ever hung around with an indie band, a lot of this stuff will seem familiar. Indifferent crowds, lame venues, drunks trying to interrupt the show or staggering up to tell their rambling, incoherent stories after the show, invitations to parties that turn out to be boring or bizarre. A lot of this stuff is a downer, but it's realistic and wry. There are also a few bright spots where he tells a funny story to a receptive crowd, but most of the onstage footage is from when things go seriously wrong, like when an old hippie in the audience farts loudly and the stench drifts onstage. "Did...did someone just fart? 'Cause it really smells like someone just farted."
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It's David Cross. No, not so much with the standup-but you are warned by the packaging. Yes, there was actually a failsafe included to subvert this "OMFG! NO STANDUP ROUFLO" or whatever the cool kids say nowadays. If I can HEAR the dude fart and make out David's face, the quality is cool--what are you missing exactly? The DVD includes many interviews with idiots that you are invited to make fun of yourself--just because David is not voicing over it does not make it any less hilarious. Look at the title--there's a little bit of irony floating around, kids. Between the chick that the title line comes from and the prolonged "getting kicked out of the dressing room" sequence, it is worth a buy if you can appreciate David Cross without him telling you exactly what you are supposed to think. It's probably cheaper than what you paid for "Shut Up You F***ing Baby" so go for it. If you have the faculties to think for yourself, you will dig it.
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David Cross is hilarious. His stand-up material, whether routine or manufactured on-the-spot, is sharp and witty. What makes this DVD interesting, though, is the interaction he has with people in these venues he entertains for his shows.

He plays to a number of small venues. Most of them seem to be occupied by drunken hicks who like to heckle or scream out obscenities at random. A good deal of the footage involved him dealing with these people during his sets. The rest of the DVD is basically just a bits-n-pieces chronicling of his North American tour. It's pretty interesting and has some really funny moments.

Not a bad documentary. Worth a viewing.
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The packaging on this DVD makes it clear that it is not a concert film. It is a behind-the-scenes documentary about David Cross's low-budget club tour with the indie rock band Ultrababyfat. The negative reviews here are largely based on false expectations that arose from not taking the 20 seconds or so it would take to read the descriptive text on the package. If you are a fan of David Cross, and a misanthrope, you are in for a treat! Cross seizes the opportunity to put the spotlight on all the drunken, stoned blithering idiots and fevered indie-scene egos that he encountered on the road. From the geriatric farting hippie in Oregon, to the delusional club owner in Nashville who insisted that tables be left set up so he could serve junk food during David's set. If you ever wondered how musicians and comics end up so bitter and cynical, this documentary will make it abundantly clear. If you are looking for light laughs and sketch comedy, look elsewhere. If you want a taste of reality with a dark edge, check this one out.
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David Cross is F*&king brilliant. His sarcasm and wit is unsurpassed. I did some research before buying this DVD and I was aware that it wouldn't be your typical "Comedy" DVD, anything David does is anything but typical. This DVD take fly on the fly approach, and gives you all access, uncensored behind the scenes tour of David Cross as he makes his way across America. If you are a huge fan of David Cross, his delivery, stories and what makes him tick, you will love this. I recommend it highly, though my friends don't get it, I don't care I can watch this over and over and still laugh my self into tears. I love the fact that you see David for who he is a regular Joe trying to make a living. This DVD isn't filled with stand up or skits, but true life day to day experience, which David manages to make hilarious. To me that what makes him the best, he can take any situation, be it hanging out in a video store after hours or just standing in the street and turn it into gold. My favorite scene is when Dave is waiting to go on stage at a club which doesn't have a back stage so he's just hanging out in the alley waiting to go on, until some random drunk kid walks up to him and asks him if he's trying to sneak in the club. Dave with all his wit realizes the potential and doesn't miss a step. He tells the kid yeah the show is sold out, but he's waiting for a friend to sneak him in. When the door opens they sneak in the back door, which happens to also be the stage entrance. Dave goes right into his performance and the kid not realizing what has just happen stumbles embarrassingly across the stage and down into the crowd. Brilliant!, this is David off stage and unplugged. Seen through his eyes unscripted, for the most part. The only grudge I have is not knowing him in real life. Does this man ever stop being funny?
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