When: Thu., Aug. 18 2011
For funny man Tommy Davidson, inspiration is everywhere. "My stand-up just comes from me being here," he says. "I'm on tour for life." A veteran comic who has starred in legendary shows like In Living Color and MadTV, Davidson has been selling out venues for decades. "Stand-up is like being a QB: The ball is in your hands," he says. But lately, Davidson has been pretty busy playing other positions. The SNL alum recently wrapped up shooting for his part in Cedric the Entertainer's directorial debut, Chicago Pulaski Jones, and is now doing voice work for the upcoming Black Dynamite animated series as the fabulously eccentric Cream Corn. As for Cleveland, Davidson is glad to be coming back to a city that shares his blue-collar sensibility. "I love Cleveland. People roll their sleeves up and go to work every day in Cleveland. You've got to respect a city like that." Catch him at the Cleveland Improv tonight through Sunday. Tonight's show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20; snag them on the website or by phone. — Ryan Young 1148 Main Ave. 696-IMPROV, clevelandimprov.com.