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David Cross first earned his reputation as a writer and performer on the HBO comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David and as a writer for The Ben Stiller Show, but with his 2002 CD of contentious stand-up comedy, Shut Up You F***ing Baby!, the funnyman emerged as an uproarious one-man show. The bile-filled laughs continue on It's Not Funny, which captures Cross in front of an audience at The Improv in Washington, DC, in January 2004. For over an hour, Cross rails against targets both obvious (hard-line right-wingers, haters of all kinds) and unexpected (kids, women having abortions). His wit is at its razor-sharp best when he's cutting down Bush and his buddies, nailing Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge for suggesting that New Yorkers, in the wake of the 9/11 disaster, line their windows with duct tape and plastic sheeting ("It's two layers of duct tape, people... That prevents nuclear bombs from entering your skin"), musing about the terrorist alerts ("Are we still in apricot?"), and needling the Republican Party ("I'm not saying that all Republicans are racist, sexist homophobes, just the people they choose to elect into office to represent them are, that's all"). Strom Thurmond may seem like an easy target, but Cross does it right, whining that he's mad at the late senator's illegitimate, mixed-race daughter for not coming out with her paternity before her dad's death because "she thus denied all of us that f***ing hypocritical piece of sh*t's explanation!" While his tirades are largely political -- perhaps due in part to the gig's capital location -- he finds time to condemn racists and homophobes as well, musing over such quandaries as segregated graveyards and the illegality of sodomy in some places. But wherever Cross points his verbal canon, shredding explosions will surely follow -- as will a high-volume stream of laughs.
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