Anyone can talk about violence, poverty, drugs and family dysfunction. Antoine DeRay Davis is funny when he does it. Antoine DeRay Davis who is also known as DeRay Davis was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an American stand-up comedian. He is an actor and also a writer known for the 2007 film How She Move and The Fog, a film released in 2005. He is also the newest actor to be included in the cast of the theatrical remake of 21 Jump Street. He plays the role of Domingo, a leader of a biker gang. He joined the cast that includes Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Rob Riggle and Dave Franco. He also portrayed the role of a comedian with Mo’Nique in the Truth Hurts video. Throughout his career as a comedian, DeRay had challenging experiences growing up through those subjects of poverty and race.
How his career started
DeRay started his career as a comedian in comedy clubs. He also lent his writing talent and voice to lots of characters on BoonDocks, Kanye Wests and on Adult Swims Black Dynamite. DeRay created a hip, streetwise, sardonic mentality at a young age. He parlayed it professionally into the comedy-club course. It was in Laffapalooza Festival that he achieved his break in his career. He moved to Los Angeles and he won a competition in Comedy Central Laugh Riots and had his spot in Cedric: The Entertainer and Montreal Just for Laughs. In 2014, he began hosting his first game show “Mind of a Man” on Game Show Network.
Davis’ Several Film Assignments
Davis appeared in different films and television series. The following are some of his assignments:
- The “Hustle Guy” in Barbershop (2002) & Barbershop 2, the film’s sequel.
- Back in Business (2004)
- Jiminy Glick in La La Wood as Mario “Fa Real” Greene
- 2004 film “Johnson Family Vacation” as Jamaican Stoner
- Rupert Wainwright’s The Fog (2005)
- School for Scoundrels (2006)
- License to Wed (2007)
- As Bee Bee Ellis, a basketball player in Semi-Pro (2008)
- Imagine That (2009)
- Life As We Know It and Old Dogs
- Entourage and Reno 911
- Comedy revues such as Comedy Central’s Premium Blend
- A standout MVP on Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam Tour
Other music video appearances:
- Yo (Excuse Me Miss) – Chris Brown
- Game Over – Lil’Flip
- Doe Boy Fresh – Three 6 Mafia
- Long Way 2 Go – Cassie
DeRay Davis’ appearance in those sorts of shows, films, and television gave people great entertainment. All of his comics were great. He is said to be one that is excellent at being a stand-up comedian. People who are watching his shows end up with non-stop laughter. They said it was worth every penny. He is hilarious and his shows do not get old. It does not matter how many times you watch his shows as you will be entertained. It will be forever funny.