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DeRay Davis

DeRay Davis

Special event! Netflix, Hip Hop Squares, Joking Off, Wild n Out, 21 Jumpstreet

July 5-8

  • Price: $40 general admission, $50 VIP (preferred seating)
  • Showtimes: Thursday 7:30, Friday 7/9/11, Saturday 7/9/11, Sunday 6
  • DeRay's website


From the South Side of Chicago, DeRay Davis has made himself into a comedic force -- he puts on one of the best live shows we've ever seen at the Improv. He's a presence in Hollywood, with roles in “21 Jump Street,” “Jumping the Broom” and the “Barbershop” movies, to name a few. You’ve also seen him on his new Netflix special, and on the MTV networks as the host of "Hip Hop Squares" and "Joking Off." This promises to be a packed (and fantastic) weekend. VIP TICKETS: Anyone purchasing a "VIP" ticket for DeRay Davis shows is guaranteed a seat in the front rows. (Unless you have exactly four people in your group, you might share a table with other patrons.)


DeRay can next be seen in his new hour special HOW TO ACT BLACK on Netflix. He will also appear in Russell Simmons’ ALL DEF COMEDY series debuting on HBO at the end of the year. DeRay just wrapped hosting duties for the second season of VH1’s HIP HOP SQUARES, executive produced by Ice Cube. Recently, he appeared on the big screen in ALL EYEZ ON ME and GROW HOUSE alongside Snoop Dogg and Lil Duval.

Previously, he starred in the third installment of the BARBERSHOP franchise THE NEXT CUT. Prior to that he was the host of the GSN series MIND OF A MAN as well as appearing in the VH1 TV movie DRUMLINE: A NEW BEAT. Other features he has appeared in are GI JOE: RETALIATION, 21 JUMP STREET, JUMPING THE BROOM, SEMI PRO, OLD DOGS, IMAGINE THAT, LICENSE TO WED, SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS, LIFE AS WE KNOW IT, THE CLEANER, SCARY MOVIE 4, THE FOG, BARBERSHOP 1 & 2, and JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION. DeRay has also been seen guest-starring on EMPIRE, ENTOURAGE, THE LEAGUE and recurring on THE BOONDOCKS. He has starred in many stand-up specials including DERAY DAVIS: POWERPLAY on Showtime, HBO’S DEF COMEDY JAM, BET’S COMICVIEW, and COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS as well as being a series regular on the hit MTV series WILD N OUT and performing the comedy skits on Kanye West’s LPs “Late Registration” and “The College Dropout”. DeRay performs around the country and hosts a famous weekly show at the Hollywood Improv entitled MO BETTER MONDAYS.