DeRay Davis: Comedian, Actor & Producer

Born February 26th and raised in Chicago Illinois, DeRay has transformed his rough upbringing, streetwise mentality, and status as a working actor into a live tour that stays fresh and ever-changing according to whatever is happening in his
daily life. DeRay’s hilarious hour special HOW TO ACT BLACK was released on Netflix in November 2017. He hosted the second season of VH1’s HIP-HOP SQUARES, executive produced by Ice Cube. He is gearing up for his recurring role in the third season of FX’s SNOWFALL.  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 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.



He Destroys Hecklers

The last time we saw someone try to heckle DeRay they realized comedy wasn’t their true calling in life. They decided to go volunteer at a wildlife preserve in eastern Australia, home of the duck billed platypus.


He Builds Muscle

Yes, abdominal muscles! Are you overweight? Do you like to ‘Netflix and Chili-Cheeseburger’? Watch this on Netflix and DeRay will have you doing sit-ups! 


He Strengthens

Anytime you hear someone say “Relax Penelope- it’s just a joke!” Either the joke wasn’t funny at all or Penelope just wasn’t built for all that. Either way, DeRay can help her get stronger!


He Educates

If you don’t know HOW TO ACT BLACK that’s OK, DeRay’s got you! He’s teamed up with the good folks over at Netflix to bring you an education on the subject, which can be seen here.


He Provides Care

If you ever you need assistance after the show, such as a respirator or a gurney, DeRay will provide you with emotional and *non-medical care. (Call your doctor in that case)


He Consults

Do you have questions, comments or concerns? That’s great! Simply wait for DeRay to start performing- then speak up! He will be more than happy to consult with you.