Tommy Davidson started his career as a standup comedian in Washington DC, building a reputation as a crowd favorite through sheer hard work at comedy clubs around the area. As a young, cutting-edge performer, Tommy was spotted by major concert promoters who booked him as an opening act for A-list touring acts including Patti LaBelle, Kenny G, and Luther Vandross. Before long Tommy began performing around Hollywood and met Robert Townsend, who guided him toward his first national television appearance with a starring role in "Partners in Crime." Shortly thereafter he met Keenan Ivory Wayans, who jumpstarted Davidson's career by offering him an opportunity to join the uniquely talented cast of "In Living Color." Alongside Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans the series made TV history with its originality.
Tommy made his film debut opposite Halle Berry in "Strictly Business," before transitioning into high-profile films including the romantic comedy "Woo" alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, and the provocative urban comedy Booty Call (Columbia Pictures). His credits include numerous feature film roles, such as Spike Lee's "Bamboozled," "Juwanna Mann," and his pivotal cameo in Jim Carrey's "Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls."
Davidson's hilarious impressions of Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson and other icons have become infamous. His visibility on "In Living Color" led to three Showtime specials: "On Strength of New York," "Illin' in Philly," and "Takin' it to DC." His versatility as a performer led to other projects including the lead voice in the Disney's animated series, "The Proud Family" and he also hosted FOX's popular The NFL Show, alongside football greats Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusa.
Tommy starred in one of the most anticipated films at Slamdance 2010, "I Am Comic," with Sarah Silverman, Carlos Mencia, Carrot Top, Jeff Foxworthy and Kathy Griffin. He scored big with reviewers and audiences alike opposite Michael Jai White in the critically-lauded spoof comedy, "Black Dynamite" (Sony Pictures), a huge hit at the 2009 Sundance film festival.
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Heads up Metro riders!
If you are taking the Red Line, Metro will be closing the red line in both directions from Dupont Circle to NOMA-Gallaudet U on Friday, September 7 at 10:00 p.m. and reopening on Monday, September 10 at 5:00 a.m. for regular weekday service.
Due to the multiple station closures, 80 to 100 shuttle buses will be provided at no cost to transport riders along this route.
There will be two shuttle bus options: a limited shuttle that only stops outside of the Dupont, Metro Center, Gallery Place, and NOMA metro stations and a regular local shuttle that stops at each red line metro station from Dupont to NOMA. The shuttle buses will not stop at bus stops, only entrances to the closed metro stations.
To reach the Farragut North metro station via a shuttle, travelers will need to take the local shuttle which stops at all 7 stations from Dupont to NOMA. The Farragut North shuttle stop will be between the K and L Metro entrances on either side of the street.
Shuttle busses will operate every five minutes between these red line stations. Shuttles will be provided beginning at 9:55 p.m. Friday, September 7 and beginning at 6:55 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
About The DC Improv
The nation’s #1 venue for all your comedy needs, featuring national touring headliners, local celebrities, a comedy school, two showrooms, plus a full restaurant and bar. The DC Improv first launched in 1992 showcasing newcomers Ellen DeGeneres, Dave Chappelle and Brian Regan. Today, The DC Improv continues to house the best comedic talent in the business. We’ll see you at the show!