Tommy Davidson might have to be cajoled a bit in order to do his impression of the late Sammy Davis Jr. The famously honed impression became a staple on In Living Color, FOX's answer to Saturday Night Live, but it's not standard in Davidson stand-up routines. ''I used to do Sammy, but I'm afraid I’m going to get haunted, man,'' Davidson homages, twisting his lip to one side of his face threateningly while popping one eye in a scary, glassy tribute. ''I'll wake up in the middle of the night and Sammy will be standing at the end of my bed. 'Can I talk to your ass for a minute?''' A five-time Image Awards nominee for his work in Disney's The Proud Family (think a cartoon The Cosby Show), more recently Davidson parlayed his blacksploitation satire Black Dynamite into a new animated project on the considerably edgier Adult Swim network.
8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Improv Comedy Showcase, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, call 713‑333‑8800 or visit improvhouston.com. $20 to $32.
Thu., Aug. 29, 8 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 30, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 31, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m., 2013
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