Dov Davidoff is one of those rare standup comics who has been able to establish himself as a dramatic actor. He currently has a recurring role on the NBC crime drama Shades of Blue, where he plays Internal Affairs Detective Verco. “It’s different,” he says. “Acting is acting. It’s hard for someone to do both in terms of getting the actual work. It’s very uncommon that a comedian does legit drama.” However, he’s proven it can be done. “A comedian can act if they can shut up long enough to listen and not go after a punchline,” he says. “Then they can be very effective, because sometimes they provide unique personalities.” Davidoff has also guest-starred on the acclaimed Pete Holmes vehicle Crashing, a sitcom about the latter’s experiences in New York’s standup scene. “I don’t play it like comedy,” he says. “A lot of times when you play comedy like comedy, it’s bad. Drama has a different tone, but it’s still a similar job.” In addition to acting and standup, Davidoff is set to release his memoir, Road Dog, this fall. 18+; 21+ later shows.