David Cross of Arrested Development and Mr. Show fame spoke to Gothamist about his career in comedy. When asked about Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 he said:
"Unfortunately I am contractually obligated to do the Alvin movie. There is nothing however in my contract that says I can't show up to work stinking drunk everyday though, so I'll have the last laugh."
Cross was given flack by other comedians for taking the role originally and responded on the blog "Bob and David" by saying:
"I've internally debated the merits of addressing my appearance in, (and thus tacit condoning of) "Alvin and The Chipmunks". I am not stupid nor unobservant. I knew going into this movie that I would be eating a lot of delicious shit for it. Usually I wouldn't give a shit about what everyone's feelings are about it, but I wasn't prepared for the level, or amount I should say, of vitriol that's been flung about like so much monkey poo."
Maybe the title of his new book I Drink For A Reason should have been I Drink For A Reason And That Reason Is CGI Animals With Annoying Voices.