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Here’s an Exclusive Look at 'With Bob and David's Secret 'Mr. Show' Reunion Rehearsal

The first live taping of Netflix's With Bob and David takes place in Los Angeles tonight, but if you aren't lucky enough to have a ticket, here's the next best thing: a bunch of exclusive photos from Odenkirk and Cross's top secret rehearsal show featuring most of the original Mr. Show crew as well as some special guests. We reached out to Bob Odenkirk to ask how rehearsals went and what we can expect from the new series, and here's what he had to say:

The other night at the Steve Allen Theater we (Bob Odenkirk and David Cross) did a "secret" live show to test out some [...]

The "Icelandic Ultra-Blue" Controversy Continues: Read H. Jon Benjamin's Retort for Mike Lazzo

The ongoing creative dispute between David Cross/H. Jon Benjamin and Adult Swim exec Mike Lazzo just got more intense. After a series of messages between Cross and Lazzo — catch up with part 1, part 2, and part 3 of the dispute — Benjamin sent us an email this morning with a retort of his own, and he even attached an 11-page budget document to refute Lazzo's claim that he and Cross were "just too expensive" to earn a series order for their Paid Programming pilot, called "Icelandic Ultra-Blue," in 2009. Read Benjamin's full message to Lazzo below, lightly edited for clarity:

David Cross and H. Jon Benjamin Invented the Adult Swim 4AM Infomercial

To promote his new film Hits, David Cross fielded questions in a Reddit AMA today, and one of his most interesting responses came when a fan asked if there's a project he's worked on that he wished more people knew about:

Uh… yeah! Gosh. Yes. Icelandic Ultra-Blue. It was actually called "Paid programming." adult swim completely and totally ripped off the idea – we did it for adult swim. Jon Benjamin and I did it. It's really funny. And the idea that I pitched to Lazzo, in his office, standing in front of him, back in 2008? I wanna say? was to do a fake infomercial that would air [...]

Paul F. Tompkins Teases a 2015 'Mr. Show' Reunion

It's no longer a question of whether or not a Mr. Show reunion is happening, but how long will we have to wait for it? Mr. Show writer/cast member Paul F. Tompkins recently tweeted a photo of some of the Mr. Show gang hanging out at what is hopefully a writers' table with the somewhat mysterious caption "Eight men out… of the 1990s. Maybe something new coming from the Mr. Show gang in the new year? #MrShow." Mr. Show co-creator Bob Odenkirk confirmed with us in November that he hopes for a reunion of the HBO sketch show sometime this year:

Beyond more focus on telling longer [...]

IFC Renews 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret' for a Third Season

David Cross is returning to IFC. EW reports that the network has renewed his London-set mini-series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for a third six-episode season. The first two seasons ran in 2010 and 2012, and the new season will pick up right where last season left off. According to the report, the regular cast has not yet been finalized — original cast member Sharon Horgan is confirmed to return, but Will Arnett, Blake Anderson, and Spike Jonze's roles are still unknown. No premiere date has been revealed for the new season, but it's expected to debut on IFC sometime next year. Apparently Cross changed his [...]

'With Bob and David' Tapes Live in Los Angeles Later This Month

Great news, Mr. Show fans: David Cross and Bob Odenkirk's upcoming Netflix sketch show With Bob and David is taping live segments in Los Angeles later this month. Cross revealed the news on Facebook today:

So yes indeed, the worst kept secret on the planet (besides Tom Cotton's homosexuality) is finally out. Bob and I (and several of the old Mr. Show gang as well as a bunch of new, talented folks), are putting together four half hours of brand new sketch comedy. We are a little over halfway through shooting the pre-tapes and then we start putting together the live elements and shooting those starting in [...]

Adult Swim's Mike Lazzo Responds to David Cross and H. Jon Benjamin's Accusations (Again)

Adult Swim EVP and creative director Mike Lazzo just fought back against David Cross and H. Jon Benjamin on Reddit for the second time over "Icelandic Ultra-Blue." Not long after Cross and Benjamin posted an open letter to Lazzo on Facebook yesterday detailing their frustrations over Lazzo allegedly ripping off the time slot and no-promotion concept behind their 2009 pilot Paid Programming (for details, see part 1 and part 2 of the dispute), Lazzo took to Reddit again to address their claims, and it's pretty similar to his first response. Read the entire post from Lazzo below; Cross and Benjamin have not yet [...]

Bob Odenkirk Says the 'Mr. Show' Reunion Might Be a New Sketch Comedy Show

The A.V. Club has a new interview out today with Bob Odenkirk to promote Sunday's premiere of Better Call Saul, and near the end of the interview is the most interesting update on the in-the-works Mr. Show reunion yet. While the project is clearly still in the early development stages due to the original writers and performers' busy schedules, Odenkirk revealed that it won't be labeled as an official "Mr. Show reunion" but instead be a completely new multiple-episode sketch comedy show:

However, we are working on new sketches and a new show together. And we want to do multiple episodes of it. And yet we’re limited. [...]

Here's the Trailer for David Cross's Directorial Debut 'Hits'

David Cross directed his first film in 2013 called Hits, which premiered at Sundance last year and now has a full trailer. Hits stars Matt Walsh as a father in a small New York town who becomes unexpectedly famous thanks to YouTube and includes cast Meredith Hagner, Amy Sedaris, James Adomian, Derek Waters, Wyatt Cenac, and more. The film doesn't yet have a premiere date, but that shouldn't make you any less excited to see what Cross has in store for his first time behind the camera.

Watch David Cross Fool Reggie Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Paul Scheer, and Nick Kroll with a Magic Trick

Here's a deleted scene from The Meltdown, in which David Cross fools Reggie Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Paul Scheer, and Nick Kroll with the most amazing card trick ever. How does he do it?

Netflix Orders Odenkirk/Cross Sketch Show 'With Bob and David' to Series

At long last, the rumored Mr. Show reunion is headed to Netflix. Deadline reports that the streaming network has ordered four half-hour episodes of With Bob and David, a new sketch comedy series from Bob Odenkirk and David Cross that will also include an hourlong making-of special. Here's how the duo describe the series:

After being dishonorably discharged from the Navy Seals, Bob and David are back serving our country the way they do best, making sketch comedy. Four half-hours of brand new comedy featuring all new characters, all new scenes, and most importantly, all new wigs.

While Deadline reports that Odenkirk and Cross are the only [...]

David Cross and H. Jon Benjamin Respond to Adult Swim's Mike Lazzo About "Icelandic Ultra-Blue"

In his Reddit AMA last week, David Cross accused Adult Swim exec Mike Lazzo of ripping off the concept (specifically the time slot and lack of promotion) of his 2009 pilot with H. Jon Benjamin Paid Programming, and Lazzo had some harsh but confusing words for Cross in response on Friday, calling the Paid Programming pilot episode "Icelandic Ultra-Blue" a "dumbfuck program" that "is not too bad actually" and calling Cross a "delusional dick" for his claims. (Adult Swim even uploaded the full "Icelandic Ultra-Blue" video to YouTube shortly after Lazzo posted on Reddit.) Today, Cross and Benjamin responded to Lazzo on Facebook, and [...]

David Cross on Kickstarter, Millennials, and His Directorial Debut 'Hits'

2015 is off to a great start for David Cross. Not long after launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund distribution costs for his new film Hits, the project met its $100,000 goal with eight days to spare, ensuring that the film will premiere in at least 35 markets across the US next month. Written and directed by Cross, Hits debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last year and marks a big push for Cross not just into filmmaking but finding new ways to get low-budget indie films into actual theaters in small towns across the country, rather than just a VOD and limited theatrical release. While Hits has [...]

Listen to the Unreleased Finale Track of David Cross's 2004 Album 'It's Not Funny' Featuring H. Jon Benjamin

David Cross was recently a guest on the Comedian's Comedian Podcast with host Stuart Goldsmith, and after the interview Cross agreed to give Goldsmith the finale track of his 2004 album It's Not Funny that label Sub Pop refused to release. The track includes Cross's own pandering country song called "Clapping in the USA" as well as a voice cameo from H. Jon Benjamin as God Himself. "If you listen to the CD you can certainly tell (the current final track) is not a closing bit," Cross told Goldsmith. "Sub Pop got nervous and I was furious, I was apoplectic, I can't believe you're taking this away… This is [...]