“Mr. Show” Creators David Cross & Bob Odenkirk Reunite For New Book And Comedy Tour

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — David Cross and Bob Odenkirk have announced the upcoming September 10 release of their new book, entitled
HOLLYWOOD SAID NO! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show
.  In support of the book, the Emmy Award-winning creators and stars of Mr. Show with Bob and David will embark on a multi-city book-signing tour, as well as their first official stand-up comedy shows together since their sold-out national tour in 2002.

Tickets for the Live Nation promoted stand-up comedy tour go on-sale Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com

Written with friend and fellow Mr. Show alum, Brian Posehn,
is a collection of never-before-seen scripts, including full-length scripts for Bob and David Make a Movie (fleshed out with brand-new storyboards by acclaimed artist Mike Mitchell) and the satire, Hooray For America!  The book also includes a section of “constructive” notes written by a “studio executive,” a bonus section of orphaned sketch ideas from the Mr. Show days and beyond, as well as a section of reminiscences from Bob and David to add context and back story on what went right and what went wrong.  For the first time ever, fans can take a peek at the scripts that didn’t get the green light from Hollywood and ponder a world we can only dream about.

Bob, David and Brian will embark on a multi-city tour following a launch event at Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena.  The tour will feature in-store book signings and accompanying stand-up comedy shows in theatres around the country.  The tour kicks off September 12 at New York City’s Town Hall. 



*Note: dates in italics depict in-store book signings, not live shows.

September 10

Brooklyn, NY

powerHouse Arena

September 12

New York, NY

Town Hall Theatre

September 13

Boston, MA

Shubert Theatre

September 14

Boston, MA

Harvard Bookstore at Brattle Theater

September 20

Chicago, IL

Vic Theatre

September 21

Chicago, IL 

Second City with The Book Cellar

September 27 

San Francisco, CA

Book Passage at Corte Madera

September 27

San Francisco, CA

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

September 28

Portland, OR

Powell’s Bookstore at downtown Burnside

September 28

Portland, OR

Newmark Theatre


Bob Odenkirk and David Cross created, wrote and starred in the highly influential, Emmy-nominated sketch program, Mr. Show, which aired for four seasons on HBO from 1995 to 1998.

Bob Odenkirk is an actor, writer, film director and comedian who has contributed writing and performing to: Saturday Night Live, The Ben Stiller Show, Mr. Show with Bob and David, Tenacious D, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, and many other cutting-edge comedy programs. He has also contributed to The New Yorker and monthly to Vice magazine.  As an actor he is currently starring on the Emmy® Award-winning show Breaking Bad and is appearing in Alexander Payne’s fall feature
He is executive producing and writing (and sometimes appearing in) the new IFC channel sketch comedy show; The Birthday Boys!

David Cross
is an Emmy® Award winner for his work on The Ben Stiller Show.  He can currently be seen reprising his role as ‘Dr. Tobias Funke‘ on the fourth season of Arrested Development, which was released in May on Netflix.  He co-created the sketch comedy show, Mr. Show with Bob and David, with Bob Odenkirk, receiving Emmy® Award nominations for both Writing and Music & Lyrics, and was a writer and contributor for Tenacious D, as well as creator, writer, producer and star of IFC’s The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
. He has appeared in such films as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Year One and Men in Black. Cross has released three comedy albums, earning a 2004 Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album for Shut Up You Fucking Baby.  In 2009 he released the book, I Drink for a Reason, which went on to become a New York Times bestseller.

Brian Posehn
has most recently been seen on The Big Bang Theory and Anger Management.  Last year he was featured in the film The Five Year Engagement.  He was one of the stars of Comedy Central’s popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program for four years.  In the stand-up comedy world he’s known as one of the original members of the Comedians of Comedy.  Besides writing and performing on HBO’s acclaimed Mr. Show, he has appeared in sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, NewsRadio, Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends.  He has a popular comedy podcast, Nerd Poker and is the current writer of the best-selling Marvel comic book series Deadpool.

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Book Publisher: Sonya Safro, Publicity Manager, Grand Central Publishing, 212.364.1356, [email protected]; Tour Contact: Mark Loewinger, Director of Marketing, Live Nation Comedy, [email protected], 310-867-7017