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James Davis

Daily from July 13-14
7:30 p.m.
July 14
9:45 p.m.
July 15
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
$15-$22
Comedy

As the title of his Comedy Central TV series, Hood Adjacent, implies, James Davis was raised near the hood, not in it. He grew up a few blocks from South Central Los Angeles, but went to high school in Santa Monica. He’s quite comfortable moving between cultures and neighborhoods. He can also relate to the masses, including young club goers. “If you ain’t poppin’ bottles and buying tables, you’re just an extra in somebody else’s music video,” he tells an audience. “You’re atmosphere in the club. The only reason you’re there is so the people in VIP have someone to look at. They can’t be VIP unless there are regular P.” Even the club employees know the deal. “Ever try and talk to a waitress as she’s going through regular P to get to VIP? ‘Ma’am, can I get a drink?’ And she says, ‘The porridge is over there.’” 18+; 21+ later shows.