Tommy Davidson On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

Tommy Davidson On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with comedian, actor, and writer:

TOMMY DAVIDSON

Here's what they got into:

  • Tommy first meeting Talib when he was 15 during the filming of "Strictly Business"
  • What it was about "Strictly Business" that made Tommy chose it for his first movie
  • The network of underground clubs in New York during the early 90's where legends were born
  • Diddy being assigned as Tommy's assistant during the time of shooting "Strictly Business"
  • Tommy getting Diddy out of jail when he was arrested after an altercation over parking
  • Love for rapper Heavy D and the unique personality that he brought to the culture
  • How his fatherly perspective has evolved over all the years of raising six kids
  • Processing the reality of his mother dropping him in the trash when he was a baby
  • Being raised by a white mother who was intent on connecting him with his Black identity
  • Tommy not recognizing his brother was gay until he was 24 years old
  • How Tommy acquired his legendary talent of parodying famous singers
  • Meeting Martin Lawrence, Sinbad, and Dave Chappelle at a club in D.C.
  • His take on Dave Chappelle's bravery to tackle such a polarizing topic in "The Closer"
  • Paul Mooney's connection to "In Living Color's" Homey D. Clown
  • Tommy's move to the epicenter of a new renaissance of Black comics in L.A.
  • When he was chosen to do a set in between Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor
  • Likening Keenen Ivory Wayans to Professor Xavier with his vision for greatness
  • Tommy's portrayal of Cream Corn in the film "Black Dynamite"
  • The future of "The Proud Family"

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