DeRay Davis is quickly killing Hollywood with his hilarious humor and persona. His film credits include Jumping the Broom, Semi-Pro, Old Dogs, Life as We Know It, Imagine That, License to Wed, School for Scoundrels, Scary Movie 4, Barbershop 1&2 and Johnson Family Vacation.
On the small screen, DeRay has appeared in HBO's "Entourage", Comedy Central's "Reno 911", Comedy Central Presents DeRay Davis, Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and BET's "ComicView" along with numerous voices on The Boondocks.
DeRay can next be seen in the Sony feature 21 Jump Street in 2012. And his 1 hour Comedy Special POWER PLAY debuts on Showtime Friday July 1, 2011 and is available OnDemand July 2nd thru July 29th.
On the recording side, DeRay wrote and performed the comedy skits on Kanye West’s LPs “Late Registration” and “The College Dropout”, and he performed at the 2006 Grammy Awards with Kanye West and Jamie Foxx.
A born hustler from Chicago’s South Side, DeRay began his career in the comedy clubs and was first noticed by Hollywood at Atlanta’s Laffapalooza Festival. Shortly after moving to LA, DeRay won the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and was a standout on the Cedric the Entertainer Tour and at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.
The unmistakable comedy stylings of stand-up Derrick Ellis are more than simply unique. His act is truly one-of-a-kind. Whether the Houston native is ripping up the stages of concert halls around the country or slaying audiences on the comedy club scene, Derrick can see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel to comedy’s big time.
After making a splash on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam a decade ago, followed by nine successful appearances on BET’s Comic View, and most recently P. Diddy’s Bad Boys Of Comedy on HBO, Ellis is steadily carving out a national following of loyal fans. Touting his own point-of-view, Derrick also pays homage to many of comedy’s legends. He has the loveably irreverent attitude of Robin Harris, the precise timing of Hinny Youngman, the cool presence of Dick Gregory, and the urban sensibilities of Richard Pryor. Equally witty and clever as he is knee-jerk hilarious, Derrick’s shtick will make you crack up and picture what he just said at the same time.
Derrick is a seasoned touring comic, often opening for Don “DC” Curry in concert and headlining his own shows in clubs. He also maintains his cue in and around southern California. When not on the road he Hosts every Saturday Night at J. Anthony Brown’s Los Angeles comedy club The J Spot. Always exploring new avenues for his comedy, Derrick has recently innovated a new concept called Coffee and Comedy, where he hosts a weekly clean comedy showcase at a Crenshaw District/Liemert Park Starbucks Coffee House, helping his fellow comics work on their TV-oriented sets.
Equally enterprising off stage, Ellis has recently launched his own successful clothing line, “Funny Wear by Derrick Ellis. ” Derrick can be seen as a featured actor and comedian in writer/director Tony Spires’ ode to the Black comedian, the feature film Tears Of A Clown, starring fellow stand-up and roster mate Don D.C. Curry.
TEARS OF A CLOWN: starring Don “DC” Curry (featured actor and comedian)
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FOOT COPS (featured actor)
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