'David Cross - Bigger and Blackerer'
(David Cross / DVD / NR / 2010 / Sub Pop)
Overview: Bigger and Blackerer was taped during two such shows, back-to-back on the same evening at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre. As you may have surmised from the packaging, this title applies to both a CD and a DVD. These are separate releases in separate formats with the same name.
DVD: 'Bigger and Blackerer' is both David Cross’ third album and second DVD on Sub Pop Records, preceded by the albums 'It’s Not Funny' (2004) and 'Shut Up, You F**king Baby!' (2002), and the 2003 DVD tour documentary 'Let America Laugh.'
As for this latest release, 'Bigger and Blackerer', well, let's be honest, if you're easily offended, back off now, buddy! But, admitedly, the first 20 mins or so are not exactly 'explosive,' as he gets his sights set for later in the act. Soon, though Cross finds his 'uncorrect footing' in some politically (in) correct banter; and, luckily for us fans, things only get bigger and better from then on in!
So, I hear you ask, which part of this routine is the one that could have us shaking our heads and turning to each other in mock horror?! Well, the portion of the show that might just do it for you is when Cross shoe shuffles (as on he can) through racial humor! Entitled, if you wish to search it out via Chapter, 'Black Stuff, Cross states that black people tend to be particularly touchy about race (sure) - and then Cross carries on, in a manner to prove this, by telling us his story of his (once) intention to get a custom license plate with the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Foundation logo and the letters “NGR LVR” ... simply to confuse people about his intentions!!!!
Anywaaaaaaay ... the fold-out digipack not only contains the DVD but a poster version of the cover too. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Deleted Scenes (31 mins.)
Easter Egg - Blooper Reel (main menu!)