Talking to comedian Rocky Dale Davis is like catching up with a friend from high school, but funnier.
With over 500 million views on social media, Davis has set himself apart as approachable, enthusiastic and down to earth.
On his current tour, he has already been to 35 states with ten more cities to go, and Savannah is next.
He will be performing at District Live in Plant Riverside District Oct. 27-29 with five featured shows as part of the Big Comedy Network series.
When asked about his rise to fame on social media, Davis said “It was the slowest grind humanly possible and so wild the way it happened. I was about to quit comedy two days after Thanksgiving in 2020 during the pandemic, but got real productive on social media. Everyone said to read a book during COVID, so I started reading kids’ books and started with [one called] ‘I Need a New Butt’ and got pulled off Tik Tok and my account got banned. After I moved from Vegas, my nephew said ‘let’s make a dancing video’ and my account started getting likes. I posted a Tik Tok the next day and got 11 million views. Then The Rock followed me, and he reposted my video thanking him, and it blew up.”
Inspired by comedians Kevin Hart, Katt Williams and Ron White, Davis decided to give comedy a shot eight years ago after seeing a friend doing comedy.
He works on his sets while driving to shows, and said he has three hours of material from this process.
“I don’t write anything down. I like to drive, so I just think about it while I’m driving. A lot of it is telling stories so I don’t have to remember some lie. That’s the reason I’ve really started working on listening to myself the same way.” Davis said.
His ability to interact with the crowd is what makes his shows unique, which makes the audience a part of the experience.
When asked how he chooses who to interact with, Davis said “Usually if they are talking, I try to avoid them because they want your attention, but I try to be as nice as I can. Crowd work is trying to find something interesting about everyone.”
Davis said he is excited to visit Savannah.
“I’ve heard it’s gorgeous and I have always wanted to visit,” he added.
To be a part of the crowd at one of Davis’ shows across his three-day stint, visit plantriverside.com for tickets and information.