Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, How Did This Get Made?, more coming to Onion Comedy & Arts Festival

Big news, comedy fans: Our comedy festival returns May 30-June 3 at various venues in Chicago under a new name, The Onion Comedy & Arts Festival. Why change the name from the amusing-but-difficult-to-remember-and-Google 26th Annual Comedy Festival? Well one, see above. And two, it’s The Onion’s 30th anniversary in…

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…

David Cross is donating 100 percent of album sales to the ACLU through Christmas

These days, it seems like we’re all that lady from The Onion’s post-9/11 issue, baking American-flag cakes for lack of anything more productive to do. Where do we place our anger? What’s the best use of our time and resources? Given the lack of any prescriptive answer to the problem, we’re all casting about in the…