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CANCELED – David Cross – Elegance Redefined

with Sean Patton

 $25 – $145

  The Englert Theatre

Event Description

Ticket Options

$145 – VIP Reserved
$45 – General Reserved
$25 – Student Reserved

On-Sale Schedule

Friends Presale*: 8/26 @ 10:00 AM CT
Friends Presale Ends: 8/26 @ 10:00 PM CT
Public On-Sale: 8/27 @ 10:00 AM CT

*Get access to advance ticketing by becoming a Friend of the Englert. CLICK HERE to learn more.


6:30 PM – Doors
7:00 PM – Seating Begins
7:30 PM – Show”

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653

This event has been canceled.

Ticketholders will receive additional information via email.

Important Note

A proof of vaccination or a negative test result within 72 hours of the event will be required in order to enter the venue, and David highly encourages everyone to wear masks throughout the show when they aren’t eating or drinking.

VIP Meet & Greet with David Cross

Hang out, chat, mingle and scat with David and all his puppets. Regale David with tales of being mistaken for him, take pics, and pose for oil paintings with him. And if you’re very lucky, you just might go home with some beard hair. Each ticket comes with a custom face mask designed specifically with YOU* in mind.

*NOT Carter or Danielle Shortridge. These masks are not for you.

Charity Fee: $1 from every ticket will go to support The Brennan Center for Justice, an independent, nonpartisan law and policy organization, whose work focuses on democracy reform; ending voter suppression and gerrymandering; criminal justice reform; court system reform; and national security and privacy concerns. www.brennancenter.org

Phone-Free Event: This event will be a phone-free experience. Use of cellphones, smart watches, smart accessories, cameras or recording devices will not be permitted in the performance space. Anyone seen using a cellphone or recording device during the performance will be immediately escorted out of the venue. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.

Copyright Notice: David Cross owns all rights in the content and materials, including any jokes and sketches (the “Materials”), delivered during his performance. The Materials may not be copied, translated, transmitted, displayed, distributed, or reproduced verbatim (the “Use”), in whole or in part, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, without the express prior written consent of David Cross. Any Use of the Materials without the express prior written consent of David Cross is strictly prohibited and shall be subject to all available legal remedies, whether in equity or at law at the cost of anyone who violates this prohibition.

Notice of Consent to Filming: Please be advised that filming/taping will be taking place at this event. By purchasing a ticket to this event, you understand you may be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded throughout the show and consent to such recorded media and its release, publication, and/or reproduction.

David Cross

Emmy Award winner and two-time Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screen.

Cross is receiving rave reviews for his starring role in the film, The Dark Divide, alongside Debra Messing. The film is now available to stream on ImdbTV, Tubi, Vudu and Pluto TV. On November 10. 2020, the film was released globally on VOD/Digital & Blu-Ray/DVD platforms following a September 18 virtual theatrical release in the US & Canada. Based on the beloved book. “Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide,” by Robert Pyle, one of America’s premiere nature writers, the film recreates Pyle’s perilous 1995 journey across one of America’s largest undeveloped wildlands.

In March, Cross starred in the National Geographic series, Genius: Aretha, portraying famed music producer, Jerry Wexler opposite Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin.

Cross’ latest special, Oh Come On, is now available on Amazon Prime and Peacock. The special was originally released on May 10, 2019, simultaneously in a 10-city theatrical run, and on all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox and most major telco and satellite providers including Comcast, Cox Communications, Charter Spectrum, Dish and Time Warner. The Oh, Come On special was filmed in August 2018 at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. The album version of Oh, Come On was recorded in November 2018 in Birmingham, AL and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Sirius XM, Google Play and at physical retailers.

Cross’ Oh Come On international tour visited theatres in more than 70 cities including London, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, Amsterdam and cities across North America. Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians of All Time by Comedy Central, Cross’ 2016 Making America Great Again! tour included Cross’ first European dates and produced the Netflix special of the same name and the Grammy nominated CD, …America…Great.

Cross voiced roles in Boots Riley’s film, Sorry To Bother You, and the Netflix animated film, Next Gen. He stars in the 5th season of Arrested Development, which premiered on Netflix on May 29, 2018, reprising his beloved role as Dr. Tobias Fünke. During its original critically acclaimed,
Emmy Award-winning run on FOX, Cross was twice-nominated as part of the ensemble cast for a
Screen Actors Guild Award. Cross can also be seen in a recurring role in the second season of the Amazon series, Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton, which premiered on June 15, 2018.

In January 2018, Cross was part of the ensemble cast with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in Steven Spielberg’s The Post. His series, Bliss, premiered on Sky TV in the UK in February 2018. The inventive series is about a travel writer who has two families, and neither knows of the others existence.

In January of 2016, IFC premiered the long-awaited third season of Todd Margaret, created by and starring Cross as an ill-equipped American who finds himself running the London sales office of the energy drink company for which he works. The original iteration, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, aired on IFC from 2010 to 2012.

Cross toured in 2009 with a solo stand-up show in support of his New York Times Bestseller, I Drink for a Reason. That hugely successful comedy show was filmed at Boston’s Wilbur Theater for a special, entitled Bigger and Blackerer, which premiered on EPIX in April 2010 before being released on CD and DVD by Sub Pop. His previous comedy special, David Cross: The Pride is Back, aired on HBO in 1999, and was named one of the 25 best stand-up comedy specials and concert films of all time by Rolling Stone in July 2015.

Cross has released two other comedy albums – the Grammy nominated, Shut Up You Fucking Baby, and It’s Not Funny. In 2003 he released the DVD, Let America Laugh, a documentary film of his groundbreaking stand up tour of alternative, indie rock clubs.

Cross reteamed with his Mr. Show with Bob and David collaborator and co-creator, Bob Odenkirk, to create With Bob and David, a four-episode revamp of the iconic sketch comedy series, which premiered November 2015 on Netflix. The original Mr. Show with Bob and David received three Emmy Award nominations for both Writing and Music & Lyrics. Cross also had a guest arc on the Netflix breakout comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as lawyer Russ Snyder, who finds himself in an unlikely relationship with fallen socialite Jacqueline White (Jane Krakowski).

In September 2013, David Cross and Bob Odenkirk released the book, “Hollywood Said No! Orphaned Film Scripts, Bastard Scenes, and Abandoned Darlings from the Creators of Mr. Show.” Written with friend and fellow Mr. Show alum Brian Posehn, Hollywood Said No! is acollection of never-before-seen scripts, orphaned sketch ideas and reminiscences. In support of the book, Cross and Odenkirk embarked on a multi-city tour, performing their first official stand-up comedy shows together since their sold-out national tour in 2002.

In 2014, Cross released the indie film Hits, which he wrote and directed. A black comedy about the nature of fame in the YouTube era, the film is set in a small town in upstate New York and stars Matt Walsh and Meredith Hagner. It first premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and then helped raise funds for its theatrical distribution via a successful Kickstarter campaign. In addition to a traditional theatrical release, the film was also available to fans across the nation on BitTorrent, where they were able to pay what they wanted to view it.

On the big screen, Cross appeared in the independent features, Kill Your Darlings alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Michael C. Hall, and the dramedy It’s a Disaster, opposite Julia Stiles and America Ferrera. Other film credits include Abel, Year One, Christopher Guest’s Waiting for Guffman, Men in Black and Men in Black II, Ghost World, Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pitch Perfect 2, I’m Not There, and provided his vocal talents for several animated films, including Megamind, the Kung Fu Panda franchise and Curious George.

Cross’s introduction to the TV scene came with The Ben Stiller Show, where Cross honed his comedy writing skills and shared a 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program.

Cross served as a writer and contributor for Tenacious D. He also wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central animated series Freak Show, which he co-created with H. Jon Benjamin.

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