DALLAS -- When it comes to funny, comedian and actor DeRay Davis says he is "Funny as Fact."
"I'm the Kobe out there, I'm the LeBron. Give me the ball and I'm going to score," he told NewsFix in an exclusive interview.
This past week, DeRay brought his talents to DFW in a four-night comedy tour at Arlington Improv. He says that the city isn't necessarily a tough crowd, but it doesn't mean he wouldn't bring his 'A' game.
"Expect the unexpected, " he explained. "I have a good time onstage. If your outfit is terrible, think about that before you come and don't sit on the first row!"
Off stage, DeRay is a well-known actor starring in movies and TV shows. You can catch him in the film Meet The Blacks, currently in theaters.
"Mike Epps is one of the guys I look up to since the beginning," DeRay explained. "To this day, he always let me work and always look out for me."
The multifaceted actor is working on the upcoming Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me, directed by Benny Boom. For this particular movie, DeRay said he had to turn off the funny in order to show his more serious side.
"Thanks to Benny for trusting me; he always wanted me to do more serious roles and allowing me to kick my gangsta off in the movie, " DeRay commented. "For me, it feels natural; it feels comfortable, and I'm a father -- so I'm always serious!"
Besides his reoccurring roles on shows like MTV's Wild N' Out and Joking Off, DeRay is trying something new -- reality television. He says that the show is far from the ones you see on TV now.
"This isn't Love & Hip Hop," he said. "This is Living With Funny and living with a comedian is different from living with a rapper who haven't had a hit out in a while."
DeRay is set to star in the new Oxygen series Living With Funny, where cameras will follow him and four other comedians. The series premiere airs this Tuesday.
"It's a behind the scenes, after the curtain closes, how does the comedians live at home," DeRay explained.
And for the record, he has no problem going on national television to let the world know he's in a relationship... with two women!
"It's just a comfort zone for me and for them and it's nothing that needs to be explained," DeRay commented. "We accept gay marriage, we accept all this stuff, but it's shun upon to have a man with two girlfriends -- and it shouldn't be, especially when they're happy."
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