12 episodes

Assembly is a documentary podcast that looks at what brings us together. Hosted by Robert Milazzo, each season features a moment in time, told first-hand through the voices touched and the lives changed. You’ll hear the sounds and stories of creators, communities, and crowds that come together, all while events in art, culture, and beyond become legacy.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

Assembly is a documentary podcast that looks at what brings us together. Hosted by Robert Milazzo, each season features a moment in time, told first-hand through the voices touched and the lives changed. You’ll hear the sounds and stories of creators, communities, and crowds that come together, all while events in art, culture, and beyond become legacy.

    Season 2: David Cross | Part 5: “David Hit the Atmosphere”

    Season 2: David Cross | Part 5: “David Hit the Atmosphere”

    How far does David Cross like to take the joke? What's going on in his mind when he's making us laugh? And will anyone have the nerve to ever talk back to him? In Part 5, "David Hit the Atmosphere", we take a few last shots before saying good-night.

    Yes, it's the season finale of Assembly's journey with David Cross, and it ain't over until Fred Armisen sings. No, really. Special guests include Janeane Garofalo and Patton Oswalt with more original music by our pal Armisen.

    Subscribe to Assembly to access the podcast’s full archive, which includes its debut season featuring Iron & Wine/Calexico.

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    • 57 min
    Season 2: David Cross | Part 4: “Is This Who I Am”

    Season 2: David Cross | Part 4: “Is This Who I Am”

    When comedians ask questions, their audiences are all too happy to answer … like it or not. In Part 4, "Is This Who I Am", we examine how feedback factors heavily into David Cross' current process and how it works for him.

    After all, no one’s immune to feedback. Ever notice this Internet thing the kids keep talking about? Then again, compliments are feedback, too. So, whatever its intent, feedback compels us to think just a degree or two more, which isn’t always a bad deal.

    This very phenomenon happened to Sarah Silverman, as well, but, as she tells us, she was prepared. Joining Silverman on this episode are Amber Tamblyn, Bob Odenkirk, Janeane Garofalo, and AO Scott of The New York Times.

    Original music by Fred Armisen.

    Subscribe to Assembly to access the podcast’s full archive, which includes its debut season featuring Iron & Wine/Calexico.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Season 2: David Cross | Part 3: “Your Shows of Show”

    Season 2: David Cross | Part 3: “Your Shows of Show”

    If someone makes a joke but no one hears it ... is it still funny? In Part 3, "Your Shows of Show", we examine David Cross' not-quite-hate-but-far-from-love relationship with the audience, and how they're now key to his ensuing process.

    But when Mr. Show rewrote the rules of sketch comedy, did Cross and co-creator Bob Odenkirk even care what their audiences thought? Yes and no. Maybe. Eh, it's complicated. We'll explore why up ahead as we continue our journey.

    Special guests in this episode include Bob Odenkirk, H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, and Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes.

    Original music by Fred Armisen.

    Subscribe to Assembly to access the podcast’s full archive, which includes its debut season featuring Iron & Wine/Calexico.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Season 2: David Cross | Part 2: “My Old Schools"

    Season 2: David Cross | Part 2: “My Old Schools"

    In Part 2, "My Old Schools", David Cross' hilarious circle of friends and family expands. Comprised of big name comics, who are all on trajectories of their own, we see how each talent winds up informing how Cross builds his show.

    But, not every origin story is good news, and not all lessons are learned to one’s liking. Families are funny that way. Special guests include Amber Tamblyn, Jonathan Groff, H. Jon Benjamin, Sam Seder, and Wendy Cross.

    Original music by Fred Armisen.

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    • 58 min
    Season 2: David Cross | Part 1: “Nothing to See Here”

    Season 2: David Cross | Part 1: “Nothing to See Here”

    Because most of our moments in 2020 have either been canceled, postponed, or all-out deconstructed, we’re humbled and beyond elated to spend the rest of the year following icon and multi-hyphenate of funny, David Cross.

    Recorded in 2019, the second season of Assembly finds host Robert Milazzo following Cross around as he shapes his new stand-up act through a set of intimate gigs in Brooklyn, New York. There will be friends, family, and colleagues.

    In Part 1, "Nothing to See Here”, Cross gets back to basics to put together his next feat of stand-up comedy. However, when his basics meet his roots – after all, roots are never truly abandoned – his choices need some dialogue.

    Is Cross his own best mouthpiece or do we need to ask around? Special guests for the Season 2 premiere include H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Patton Oswalt, and Sarah Silverman with original music by Fred Armisen.

    Stream above and join 'em.

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    • 1 hr
    Welcome to Assembly: Season 2 - David Cross

    Welcome to Assembly: Season 2 - David Cross

    Consequence of Sound and The Modern School of Film are proud to announce Assembly is back for a second season. On November 10th, host Robert Milazzo's documentary podcast series will go behind the scenes with comic David Cross. 

    Recorded in 2019, Milazzo follows Cross as he shapes his new stand-up act through a set of intimate gigs in Brooklyn, NY. Along the way, long-time collaborators, friends, and family all lend their perspectives on Cross' life and work.

    No kidding. Milazzo has assembled one star-studded supporting cast. Along for the ride is Amber Tamblyn, Bob Odenkirk, H. Jon Benjamin, Janeane Garofalo, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Sam Seder, and Julian Casablancas of The Strokes.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

HuthPhoto ,

Awesome behind the scenes peek for all creatives

No matter if you are into music, this specific collab, visual art, or the art of business and people’s interactions… this is a wide ranging peek at some really creative folks doing their thing— all well told, by the personable host.
Interesting premise for a show, and I can’t wait to see where it goes!

Ddub Ddub Ddub ,

Yes and No

Do you like commercials and shockingly off-key a capella music?
If not, skip the first FULL FOUR MINUTES to get to the much more interesting podcast ahead!

Mkatsuyam ,

Excellent subject matter, but hard to listen to

I’m a massive fan of Sam and I love In The Reins so I was excited to get a look inside this most recent collaboration. My issue is simply that the narration is unbearably pretentious and self indulgent, and i feel that it takes the focus away from artists that should be the primary subject of the podcast. I’m open to listening to more podcasts in this format, but I think this style of delivery won’t be for everyone.

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