Tommy Davidson's performance at the Laugh Factory: Davidson did an amazing, almost unbelievable marathon set of 90 minutes. The entire performance seemed completely off the cuff. Davidson is a master at riffing with the crowd and appearing like he's winging it, but don't be fooled there is a master plan of material somewhere in that chaotic brain of his. The man can do impressions like no one else, his characters were spot on with hyper detail. Davidson was also super approachable, personable, cool enough to chat with folks and pose for pics after the show. Easily my favorite performance of the week.
Bob Odenkirk exclusive special sneak peak: Odenkirk, who was in town for the HOLLYWOOD SAID NO show with David Cross and Brian Posehn (I know!), also presented a special viewing of his executive produced sketch show The Birthday Boy which will be aired on the IFC Network... Odenkirk got on stage and fielded questions after the viewing as part of a Q&A segment. Was very cool to check that out...
Tony Rock's show at the Up Comedy Club: Went on Sunday to catch Tony Rock perform at Second City's signature stand-up club UP. Now if you did not know, Tony Rock is the younger brother of Chris Rock, but if you were expecting some sort of type copy cat joke experience, think again. Tony is is own man and brings a unique point of view with original material and excellent timing. Local comedians Jay Washington hosted and Davey Boy Helm (killed it!) featured.
|David Drake @ Laugh Factory|
|Davey Boy Helem Killed last week @ Up Comedy Club|
James Allen Kamp