Jan 7, 2022 • 1HR 1M

David Cross on Useful Idiots

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Matt Taibbi
Katie Halper
Useful Idiots is an informative and irreverent politics podcast with journalist Matt Taibbi and podcaster/writer Katie Halper. Episodes feature on-the-road coverage of the 2020 campaign and exclusive interviews, with humor, commentary and dissection of the politics news of the week. Join Matt and Katie as they examine important stories that have slipped through the cracks and what the media got wrong – and laugh about whatever is left to laugh about.
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The infinitely funny and smart David Cross stopped by for a chat and we couldn’t contain our excitement. You know him from Mr. Show, Arrested Development, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (tip from Wilson: the best hidden gem show you’ll find), and his hilarious standup specials.

And now you know him as a Useful Idiot.

We talk comedy: creating a standup special, using audience feedback to perfect his set, and how he felt when Netflix took down an episode of w/ Bob and David for having a character in blackface.

We talk politics: why Bernie would’ve won, why (some) Hillary Clinton supporters were blinded by tribalism, and why Andrew Yang should “fuck all the way off.”

And for good measure we geek out about our favorite David Cross roles and bits.

Come back Monday for the extended interview where we take a deep dive into his new special “I’m From the Future,” politics, and more.

Plus, Joe Manchin and the crackhead daughters, military-grade snow removal, and naked but masked.

It’s all this, and more, on this week’s episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out.

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