DeRay Davis at the Arlington Improv! @ Arlington Improv, Arlington [from 21 to 24 September]

DeRay Davis at the Arlington Improv!


5311
21 - 24
September
20:00 - 23:00

 Facebook event page
Arlington Improv
309 Curtis Mathes Way, Ste 147, Arlington, Texas 76018
6 SHOWS!
9/21 Thursday — 8:00pm
9/22 Friday — 7:30pm
9/22 Friday — 9:45pm
9/23 Saturday — 7:00pm
9/23 Saturday — 9:30pm
9/24 Sunday — 7:30pm

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, comedian-turned-actor DeRay Davis can most recently be «scene» and heard in the blockbuster mega hit 21 Jump Street, Jumping the Broom and his wildly successful Showtime 1 hour Comedy Special, DeRay Davis: Power Play. He lends his voice and writing talent to countless characters on Kanye Wests Albums the BoonDocks and currently on Adult Swims Black Dynamite!
DeRay, developed and honed a hip, sardonic, streetwise mentality at an early age and parlayed it smoothly and efficiently into the comedy-club circuit. Davis achieved his career breakthrough at the Laffapalooza Festival in Atlanta, GA, then scored a triple whammy by winning the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and landing covetable spots in the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Cedric the Entertainer Festival. Throughout, the comic wove vulgar and droll, yet also telling and deeply personal, routines around the subjects of race, poverty, and his challenging experiences growing up in the Windy City projects with a dysfunctional African-American family.
The transition from behind-the-mike spots to movie roles represented a relatively short jump, for most of Davis' early film assignments emphasized the same subject matter as his routines; for example, he played the «Hustle Guy» in Barbershop (2002) and its sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004), rapper Mario «Fa Real» Greene in the Martin Short comedy Jiminy Glick in La La Wood (2004), and a Jamaican stoner in Johnson Family Vacation (2004). Davis expanded his genre focus with roles in Rupert Wainwright's supernatural horror outing The Fog (2005), and Todd Phillips' comedy remake School for Scoundrels (2006). Subsequent feature assignments include License to Wed (2007), Semi-Pro (2008, as basketball player Bee Bee Ellis), and Imagine That (2009). Life As We Know it and Old Dogs. Davis also appeared on television series including Entourage and Reno 911!, and televised comedy revues such as Comedy Central's Premium Blend and was a Stand out MVP on Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam Tour and is now making the rounds on the tour circuit preparing for his next 1 hour comedy special, Home, Street Home: The Hood Hero Returns.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Arlington Improv:

Paul Rodriguez at the Arlington Improv!
Arlington Improv
Affion Crockett at the Arlington Improv!
Arlington Improv
Aries Spears at the Arlington Improv!
Arlington Improv
Lil Duvall at the Arlington Improv!
Arlington Improv
Bill Bellamy at the Arlington Improv!
Arlington Improv
The Hodgetwins at the Arlington Improv!
Arlington Improv
Shawn Wayans at the Arlington Improv!
Arlington Improv

The most anticipated events in Dallas :

Adult Prom| Hollywood Great Gatsby in Dallas
Wyndham Garden Dallas North
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour
American Airlines Center
Opening Day of Autumn at the Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Chris Stapleton
Starplex Pavilion
Dave Chappelle [Rescheduled] [SOLD OUT]
The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
McKinney Wine & Music Festival Presented by Master Built
6633 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071-5513, United States
Dave Chappelle [Rescheduled]
The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers
AT&T Stadium
Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival
Klyde Warren Park
The most popular events in your news feed!