Let America Laugh

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Let America Laugh
Directed byLance Bangs
Produced byLance Bangs
StarringDavid Cross
Edited byJeff Buchanan
Distributed bySub Pop
Release date
  • November 4, 2003 (2003-11-04)
Running time
93 min.
CountryUnited States

Let America Laugh is a 2003 documentary film produced and directed by Lance Bangs of stand-up comedian David Cross's tour of small alternative rock clubs. While it does feature small portions of David's stand-up routines, it consists mostly of interactions between David and the people accompanying him on tour.

Each segment on the DVD has a title taken from a Bible tract by Jack T. Chick (Is There Another Christ?, Gomez Is Coming, This Was Your Life). The DVD has several 'Easter Eggs'. While on 'special features' after idling, will play phone messages. You can also press up from 'Pilar tells a story or down from 'Main Menu' to make David's glasses black, click on for a secret bit.

Legal case[edit]

In October 2005, Cross was sued by Nashville club owner Thomas Weber, accusing Cross of taping him without permission for Let America Laugh, in violation of Weber's privacy rights. In April 2006 the case against David Cross himself was dismissed, leaving Thomas Weber to face Warner Music, Sub-Pop, WEA Corporation, and the Alternative Distribution Alliance. In June, the four companies together offered Weber an 'offer of judgement' of $30,000. Weber then attempted to force each of the four companies to pay $30,000 and in the end received nothing. The case was dismissed on July 25, 2006.[1]


  1. ^ "Whatever Happened to... That lawsuit against David Cross?". The Apiary. August 18, 2006.