The sentimental take on having a child is that it pushes you to look beyond yourself and place the needs of others over narrow self-interest. But in his latest special, “Oh, Come On,” David Cross, a new parent, describes it as pure narcissism: “It’s this subconscious thing in the back of everyone’s head, this idea, you know, ‘I like me. I think there should be more of me in the world.’”

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