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David Cross has always been a guy willing to try just about anything. From writing credits to video game voices to music videos, he’s dabbled in a whole lot of places. Sometimes these experiences like Arrested Development have turned into career defining moments. Sometimes these experiences like Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked have turned into horrible life decisions, and sometimes these experiences like doing cocaine at the White House Correspondents Dinner have left him neither prideful nor regretful.
That latest incident went down in 2009, and it occurred less out of a desire to get high and more out of a desire to say he did it. The comedian’s biggest fans likely are already well aware of the tale since he’s been joking about it for years, but until now, he’s never spoke of the details in a formal setting. In a new interview with Playboy, Cross finally gets specific and lays out the story, admitting the only thing that really bothers him is that his actions got his wife Amber Tambyln in trouble since he was merely her plus one. Here’s a quote from the interview courtesy of The New York Daily News…
“I ducked under the table and did it. It wasn’t like I got high. The jolt was similar to licking an empty espresso cup. It wasn't about that. It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the President.”
That’s definitely not something a whole lot of people can say. I wouldn't imagine a whole lot of people do coke around President Obama these days. Then again, it’s probably something not a whole lot of people strive to do. As a one-off nonsensical act, I’m not going to blast Cross for this. I’m not going to give a thumbs up, but later in the interview, he admits he wouldn't either. It's just something that happened, and it (probably) won't ever happen again.