David Cross is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director and writer. Cross began performing stand-up comedy at the age of 17, going on to perform at various clubs and bars following his graduation from high school. He formed his own comedy sketch group and was eventually discovered by Joe Frank, a radio artist who offered Cross a job to regularly appear as a guest on his shows. Cross’ comedy blends political commentary and satire. He was listed on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time and has won an Emmy Award for his role on The Ben Stiller Show.