David Cross

'W/Bob and David' picks up where the fondly remembered 'Mr. Show' left off

Comedy has lately moved closer to the center of what we talk about when we talk about television — the anti-hero boom of the first decade and change of the 21st century is now giving way to, or at least making room in the Public Conversation for, the likes of Amy Schumer, Key & Peele, Aziz Ansari and so on and so forth.

Leapfrogging that boom to land squarely in this new big bucket of laughs comes the reunited team of Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, whose series "Mr. Show," sometimes called "Mr. Show With Bob and David," was cut loose by HBO the year before "The Sopranos" arrived to cast its long shadow over the medium. "W/Bob and...