David Cross is an Emmy award-winning and Grammy award-winning comedian, performer, writer, and producer. Before his most recent special, “Making America Great Again!’, he last toured in 2009 for his solo stand-up special, “Bigger and Blackerer”. His previous comedy special, “The Pride is Back” aired in 1999, which the Rolling Stone named one of the 25 best stand-up comedy specials and concert films in 2015. Cross started writing for TV for “The Ben Stiller Show”, where he also appeared in a number of sketches. During this time, he met his comedy partner Bob Odenkirk, who he later created the sketch show, “Mr. Show with Bob and David” with. More recently, the two reconnected to produce a four-episode revamp of this iconic sketch show for Netflix. Cross has also appeared and starred in a number of movies and TV shows including “Arrested Development”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, and the list goes on.
Throughout David Cross’ career as a stand up comedian, he’s always been very open and public about his drug use. In his 1999 special “The Pride is Back”, he spoke about his relationship with marijuana, “I like pot, I enjoy pot. I like to smoke it… the one thing I don’t like about pot is the subculture it’s spawned. I think it’s embarrassing and really juvenile and uncreative.” Although he continued to make fun of marijuana editorials and marijuana smokers, he is the first to admit he is one of them. He also appeared on fellow comedian friend, Doug Benson’s show “Getting Doug with High”, where they smoked weed and talked for nearly an hour, in which Cross revealed his marijuana preferences, “When I buy it, I just ask if it’s up or down, pretty much. And I try to go with up.” Then he proceeded to admit that he smoked at 13 years old, when he had to pretend to act normal while around his family at home.