Standup comedians typically draw from real life, such as bad relationships or how the zoo is crazy. Life's a riot with this GrouponLive deal to see DeRay Davis at Kansas City Improv. For $14, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $28 value, including fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose from the following showtimes:
- Thursday, November 1, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, November 2, at 8 p.m.
Comedian-turned-actor DeRay Davis may not be a household name just yet, but his affable mug, booming voice, and merciless material have bristled the funny bones of millions of comedy fans. Having honed his chops on the south side of Chicago, the sly, brash, and fast-talking comic took his act from the projects to LA’s tough-to-crack comedy-club circuit, winning the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition, and primo slots at the Cedric the Entertainer festival and the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. His standup successes led to a string of standout roles in blockbuster movies that utilized his charisma, including Ray-Ray the Hustle Guy in both Barbershop films, best-man wannabe Malcolm in Jumping the Broom, and the mis-Miranda-righted gang leader in the recent hit 21 Jump Street. DeRay’s deep and persuasive vocal inflections, which could hustle earmuffs to mannequins, have steered episodes of TV’s The Boondocks and the comedy sketches that punctuated Kanye West’s Late Registration and College Dropout albums, leading to a scene-stealing moment during Weezy and Jamie Foxx’s “Gold Digger” performance at the 2006 Grammy Awards. On tour prepping for his upcoming comedy special, Home Sweet Home: The Hood Hero Returns, DeRay shows why Katt Williams called him “the funniest dude alive” in a set of subversive standup brimming with verve and dizzying raunchiness. Whether he’s skewering politics or Tiger Woods, or confronting issues of race and poverty, DeRay’s streetwise style and effortless audience rapport drowns fans in perspirations of laughter.
The nationwide chain of Improv comedy clubs hosts comedians en route to the big time, with an impressive roster of past performers that include David Spade, Adam Sandler, and Jerry Seinfeld. Although not included in this Groupon, Kansas City Improv features award-winning American cuisine from company-wide head chef JR Grady, and a slew of signature cocktails to remedy laughter-induced cottonmouth. Guests can stow their sedans and replica batmobiles prior to the show with garage parking, available throughout the Zona Rosa shopping center.