Sly Stallone is beating the dead horse also known as Rambo one more time, and fans everywhere are cringing in their theater seats. But theres one way to improve Rambo: See Tommy Davidsons stand-up routine first. Thats right! The very same Tommy Davidson made famous by In Living Color, Boo and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls has Stallone down pat, complete with equestrian lip curl and deep, gravelly voice. Seeing Rambo with a mental image of Davidson might make it a little more bearable.
When hes not goofing on the Italian Stallion, Davidsons doing Sammy Davis, Jr. beat-boxing to a little hip-hop and detailing why bad guys like Freddie Krueger wouldnt last five minutes in a black neighborhood. In the bit, he speaks to an imaginary person, pointing at Freddie. Hey, Raymond, look at the dude with the hat on. Hold on, here he come, here he come. Whats up man? Then hes Freddie Kruger: Whats up with you? Ha, ha, ha. Imaginary man: Ha, ha, hell. you better get out my face, looking like a walking pork rind Take off that fake Michael Jackson glove with them butter knives sticking out of it fore I bust your A Im serious, Fred, I aint in the mood I got a lot on my mind, baby. Its a black thing, you wouldnt understand.
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Sure, Stallone and horror movies are easy targets, but that doesnt make Davidson any less funny. See Rambo, ah, we mean Davidson, at 8 p.m. today, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Improv, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, call 7133338800 or visit www.improv2.com. $22.
Thu., Feb. 7, 8 p.m.; Feb. 7-8, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., 2008