Adam asks comedian David Cross about his recent visit to London. David says he was once there for six months, and often travels back and forth. They talk about the shrillness of the American accent, and how a British accent makes you sound smart even when you’re a dumbass. They also talk about the London paparazzi scene, and David is fascinated how people of a lower economic class can be so fascinated by rich people soap operas.
After a character breakdown of classic sitcoms like Good Times and Family Affair, David mentions that he once saw actor John Amos naked in a health spa. Adam complains about saunas with no steam, and talks with David about proper towel etiquette. Adam also talks about a naked guy he saw shaving in Las Vegas, and tells a story involving Ray from his bachelor party in Lake Arrowhead.
David talks about the NY hipsters, and people that consider themselves above trash TV, but do nothing but promote it by writing about it. He points out that if these people didn’t write snarky comments about it, no one would be writing about it period. Adam agrees, saying it’s ‘weird to dedicate your life to other people.’ David points out ‘it’s not even criticism. It’s just making obvious fun of an obvious thing to make fun of, and that’s all you do.’
The guys then spend time talking about their relationship with their fathers, quickly transitioning into a conversation about their sisters. Adam reflects that growing up in his house was just like growing up every man for himself—his sister was just another person trapped in the same situation he was. David talks about his trailer park sister, whom he has nothing in common with. He then talks about Thanksgiving dinner with the family, and bailing his sister out of prison.
The topic begins to revolve around the sensitive issue of money, and whether or not rich people should pay more in taxes. There’s a clear disagreement between Adam and David, but both guys get in excellent points to defend their view. David also talks about the pains of doing stand-up comedy back when he was first beginning, and agrees with Adam that Boston comedians have a mean energy and find joy in other people’s suffering.
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Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Producers: Mike Dawson and Mike Lynch
Audio: Mike Dawson
Writer: Mike Lynch
Search: Katie Levine
Build and Edit: Katie Levine
Production Engineer: Katie Levine
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler