DeRay Davis: How To Act Black

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  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 6 min
  • 6.2  (485)

DeRay Davis: How To Act Black is a stand-up comedy movie that was released in 2017. The movie is directed by Marcus Raboy and features American actor and comedian DeRay Davis. The movie follows DeRay as he shares his experiences on the trials and tribulations of being a black man in America. The movie is centered on DeRay Davis, a comedian, who sets out to understand how to act black. He takes his audience on a hilarious journey filled with stories about his struggles growing up in the hood, navigating societal expectations and interacting with people of different races.

How To Act Black is filmed in front of a live audience in Atlanta, Georgia. The opening scenes capture Davis entering the stage with a lot of energy and excitement. The audience cheers and he greets them, setting the tone for a night full of laughter and jokes.

Throughout the movie, Davis seamlessly transitions between different jokes, punctuating each with expert timing and punchlines. He employs physical humor, witty one-liners, and funny stories. One of the jokes that stand out is when he takes a jab at white people, saying unless they are Eminem, they should not use the N-word. He explains how it is never cool to use it, even when rapping along with a song. Davis also talks about the importance of recognition, and the fact that black people need to be acknowledged for their contributions to culture and society, such as music, fashion, and language.

A large part of the movie is dedicated to exploring how to act black. Davis, who was born and raised in the south side of Chicago, shares his experiences about navigating different environments where one has to switch up the way they present themselves to fit in. From code-switching at work to acting differently in the presence of other black people, Davis tells it all. He explains how he learned to "sound white" after being sent to live with his grandparents in the suburbs. He shares how he became good at sports just to fit in and how he would change his accent and tone around white people to be more articulate.

Davis also explores the dynamics of being black in America. How he was raised to be fearful of the police and how he had to instill the same fears in his children. He talks about the daily microaggressions black people face, such as being followed around in stores or being stared at by people when out in public places.

The movie ends with Davis’ farewell joke where he takes on the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. He jokes about the irony of an unlikely black dynasty of Barack Obama and his elegant family being replaced by Sarah Palin.

In conclusion, DeRay Davis: How To Act Black is an entertaining and thought-provoking movie that is a must-watch for all comedy fans. Davis brings his unique perspective on the human struggle and manages to keep the audience engaged throughout the movie. He talks about serious issues in a light-hearted way that makes the audience not only laugh but also think. Davis' natural storytelling abilities and his ability to connect with his audience make this movie a must-watch for anybody looking for a good laugh.

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    1 hr 6 min
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    6.2  (485)