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Monday, July 22, 2013

Mr. Show's Bob and David (and Posehn) Are Coming to Portland

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM

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Bob Odenkirk and David Cross—the stars of classic '90s sketch comedy show Mr. Show—are coming to Portland as part of a book tour for their new book, Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show. They'll be in town Saturday, September 28 and will do a signing at the Burnside Powell's, followed by a show at the Newmark Theatre. They'll be joined by fellow Mr. Show alum Brian Posehn. This is only one of five stops they're doing nationwide (the others are New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco), so good on ya, Portland.

Tickets for the Newmark show go on sale this Friday, July 26 at 10 am, but a presale link is already up here; check Bob Odenkirk's Twitter for the presale password. (UPDATE: Although the link is live, it appears as though the presale will not start until 10 am on Wednesday.)

While this isn't quite the Mr. Show reunion that was hinted at recently—we may still get that in a couple years, on the 20th anniversary of the show—the reunion of Cross, Odenkirk, and Posehn is STUPENDOUSLY GOOD news. Mr. Show's shadow of influence only grows with each passing year, and almost all of its alumni have gone on to other high profile, hilarious gigs. It was unquestionably the funniest show of the '90s, and other than Kids in the Hall it was perhaps the only sketch comedy show of the past 30 years that really mattered. (Sorry, The Dana Carvey Show.) I don't know what Odenkirk and Cross will do onstage, although I'm guessing it will be connected to material from the Hollywood Said No! book, which includes a full-length script for the never-produced Bob and David Make a Movie and Hooray for America! movies, as well as abandoned Mr. Show sketches. Whatever it is they're up to, I wouldn't miss it for the world.

Posehn, Cross, and Odenkirk from a memorable Mr. Show sketch
  • Posehn, Cross, and Odenkirk from a memorable Mr. Show sketch

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