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), Imagine That (2009), Life As We Know It and Old Dogs. Davis also appeared on television series including Entourage and Reno 911! His televised comedy revues include Comedy Central's Premium Blend and was a Standout MVP on Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam Tour. DeRay Davis is now making the rounds on the tour circuit preparing for his next 1 hour comedy special, Home, Street Home: The Hood Hero Returns.
‘Comedy Explosion’ headlines D.L. Hughley, one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today. Sharing the stage will be Gary Owen (presently headlined in ‘Mike Epps Presents: Live from the Club Nokia’ airing on Showtime and stars in the soon to be release Think Like A Man, Act Like A Lady Too.) Newcomer Stevie J. is the host and together will make this hilarious experience a night of total laughter.
‘Comedy Explosion’ takes place at the beautiful, stylish and newly renovated Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8:00pm
COMEDY EXPLOSION is produced by Rainbow Promotions, LLC. located in Long Beach, CA. Rainbow Promotions, LLC is widely known for their Long Beach Jazz Festival going on its 27th year and scheduled for August 9th and 10th, 2014. Becoming just as popular and highly successful are their “Valentines Concert for Friends & Lovers” jazz concert and their “Ladies Night Out” R&B concert.
The ticket prices for this show are: Balcony $46.00/ Loge $56.00 /Back Orchestra $61.00 /Front Orchestra $66.00and can be purchased at Ticket Master
WHAT: COMEDY EXPLOSION – a night of total laughter with D.L. Hughley, DeRay Davis, Gary Owen and host Stevie J.
WHEN: Saturday, May 10, at 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802
MORE INFO: For tickets or more information, call Rainbow Promotions, LLC at (562) 424-0013 or visit: www.rainbowpromotions.com