“I didn’t do myself any favors”: David Cross talks racism and comedy

The A.V. Club David Cross interview is a tradition stretching back to the publication’s founding in the mid-’90s, and we’ve charted the course of his career from co-creator of a cult-favorite HBO show to prominent stand-up comedian to blockbuster Easter egg. As a comedian, Cross has always found comfort in discomfort,…

Amber Tamblyn says she believes Charlyne Yi's accusations against her husband David Cross

Earlier this week, actress and comedian Charlyne Yi took to Twitter to recall the first time she met David Cross, an encounter she’ll never forget because he made fun of her clothes, taunted her in made-up racist language, and “asked if I was going to fight [him with] karate.” Cross responded, first by saying he…

David Cross says his Charlyne Yi comments were from “asshole redneck racist character”

It’s better to address being called a racist sooner than later, but David Cross’ apology posts in response to Charlyne Yi’s tweets about that time he affected an Asian accent and challenged her to a “karate” fight have moved past expressing regret to reconstructing the encounter, crime procedural-style. Cross’ initial…

Fred Armisen and Sophia Takal muse on dreams and memory in this short film

It’s always impressive when a short film is able to connect on an emotional level, using its limited running time to actually impact the viewer. George And The Vacuum is such a short film. It features two people simply discussing dreams, babies, and memories—but is done so well, and is so familiar in its themes, that…

Sensation Comics reaches greatness by trusting women with Wonder Woman

More than any other version of Wonder Woman right now, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman has managed to identify what makes the character successful and necessary. Published as a digital-first book, Sensation Comics is composed of individual issues written and drawn by different contributors, telling short…