Sunday, February 1, 2015

Comeback Kids

The fortuitous SF reunion of Mr. Show's Bob and David


Josh Hamilton. Jesus Christ. Santana.
Everybody loves a good comeback story. And lucky for everyone, comedy duo David Cross and Bob Odenkirk are getting the band back together (figuratively) for a string of dates throughout September, including back-to-back shows at the Palace of Fine Arts on Friday, September 27.

You know these guys. Creators of the seminal ’90s HBO sketch comedy program Mr. Show with Bob and David. Kickstarted the careers of Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, and Paul F. Tompkins.

The show ended in '99, but it's not like Bob and David have been sitting around listening to Titannica for the past 14 years. Odenkirk has been consistently killing it as skeevy Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad (rumors of a Saul-centered spin-off are swirling); while Cross somehow parlayed his role as America's most famous nevernude analrapist (it's all in the pronunciation) on Arrested Development to a huge payday in the Kung Fu Panda series.
But back to September 27. There will be laughs. Lots of them. You might even consider borrowing a pair of your Grandpa's depends, because another Mr. Show funnyman (and The Sarah Silverman Program star) Brian Posehn will also be performing.

Presale tickets for the first show sold out almost instantly, so a second one was added at 10:30 the same evening. Which means any jokes that fall flat at 7:30 will be tightened up or scrapped by the time you get there.

Screw the early bird.

An Evening with Bob and David (and Posehn)
Friday, September 27
7:30p & 10:30p
Palace of Fine Arts
3301 Lyon St.
(415) 567-6642

Tickets: From $52 here
Nearby: Mamacita; The Tipsy Pig; A16

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