BY FAR, THE MOST UNDERRATED COMEDIAN—PERIOD! TOMMY DAVIDSON earned his comedic reputation from being one of the original stars in the cast of the incredible hit TV show, “In Living Color.” This is where his comedic, acting and musical talent revealed his extraordinary talents as a performer that to this day, no other comedic act can follow! After landing his first national television appearance in “Partners in Crime” through Robert Townsend, Keenan Ivory Wayans offered Tommy the chance to audition for “In Living Color.” The rest was history! Wayans outrageously out-of-the-box TV comedy show, combined with Jamie Fox, Jim Carrey, Keenan and Damon Wayans created vibrant characters like Homey D. Clown, who hit kids over the head with a sock, the nosy neighbor Benita Butrell, who “isn’t one to gossip, Tommy’s character with Wanda (played by Jamie Foxx) and many other sketches took risks.
Tommy’s debut leap to the big screen was in “Strictly Business,” opposite Halley Berry, followed by roles in high profile films, including “Woo” with Jada Pinkett Smith, “Booty Call,” Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled,” and a pivotal cameo in Jim Carrey’s Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls,” which is now a cult favorite. While Tommy has been featured on three Showtime specials and as one of the hosts of Fox’s popular “The NFL Show,” alongside
football greats Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusal. Tommy’s voice also stars as one of the leads in Disney’s animated TV show, “The Proud Family,” and also portrays the lead in Will Smith’s animated series, “Young In’s.” TO THIS DATE, it is Tommy’s amazingly funny and right-on impressions of Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson and other entertainment icons that the audience comes to see and even shouts out to perform. And I hear he does a mean President Obama!
In fact, recently at the Rialto Jazz Festival in CA where Tommy hosted, many guests wanted to hear those characters come alive. It was at this event that I realize, “this man is so talented, so underrated!” Tommy Davidson while hosting the event refused to allow a little rain to interfere with the show and kept the energy going with excitement as he engaged the crowd. He was fearless with the audience as was shown by him entering the crowd with his up front and personal interaction. It was his perfect timing, hilarious characterizations and sharp comedic style that never failed to keep his audience laughing while they sat in the rain as the show continued. Although Tommy Davidson gave some glimpses into his comedic mindset and overall awesome attitude, it is May 9th, 2015 in Long Beach, CA, that he will perform his entire routine!
It’s The Comedy Explosion with Dish Nations’ Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson and Special K taking place at Terrace Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. Tickets range from $46 to $86 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at http://bit.ly/RickeySmileyTommyDavidson