On the heels of the release of his third stand-up comedy album titled Too Woke (which will be available on Spotify and Tidal on Black Friday), Nore Davis and New York Comedy Festival presented a new type of party to celebrate. Hosted at a secret location in Brooklyn, the twice-sold-out stand-up comedy album release party featured artwork (and a raffle!) by well-known illustrators from around the country and showcased performances from Damien Lemon, Phoebe Robinson, Petey DeAbreu and Nore Davis himself. If you weren’t there – you missed a heck of a celebration.
Before the show officially began, the crowd was excited. The packed house held a diverse audience that DeAbreu described as “some real eclectic sh*t.” Davis’ colleagues recalled how this event speaks to his arrival on the frontlines of stand-up comedy, and they reminisced on simpler times when the party definitely did not feature a giant chandelier and a blazer-wearing DJ. The crowd took notice of Davis’ branding and artistic vision for the album and overheard conversations describing the event as “inspiring," “progressive,” and “unlike any other comedy event [they’ve] been to before.”
"[This is] some real eclectic sh*t" - Petey DeAbreu
Davis began the event by showcasing his distinctive comedic style. He rolled out new material (seriously, has anyone heard him tell the same joke twice?) with ease and made light of his personal life and political and social issues in true, energetic Nore Davis fashion.
Petey DeAbreu had the audience doubling-over with laughter as he shared his takes and tips on how to survive. He related to the diverse crowd by revealing lesser-known details about his habits and his life and shamelessly noted that he doesn’t have healthcare, 100% will judge you, and likes the occasional bath bomb to keep his chakras aligned and his sciatica at bay.
Phoebe Robinson took the stage and gave the crowd a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at her life. She showed the crowd that although she may be kind-of-a-big-deal (she is!), she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She calmly and articulately incorporated a blend of crowd work, observational humor, and somewhat horrifying details about her unrealized attraction to Bono to generate some of the loudest laughs of the entire night.
Damien Lemon closed the show with some light roasting of Davis’ “bulletproof fanny pack” attire and on-the spot jokes. He made light of the fancy “feels like a conference” vibe of the party and energetically used observational humor to share facts about his interpersonal relationships and his true thoughts on apple picking. Like DeAbreu and Robinson, Lemon finished his set with a congratulatory bit and noted that Davis’ album is just another step toward “Nore Davis and The Revolution.”
Much like Davis’ other productions, this event brings an overall message full circle – each of the comedians shared the ways in which they survive every day, despite the ever-increasing demands of life. Once again, Nore Davis brought together a wide array of humans, irrespective of race, sexual orientation, age and background, and shared an overall message that reflects his light-hearted approach to life: laugh a lot, be easy, and try not to be Too Woke. The album will be available on Spotify and Tidal, November 23rd, make sure you download it!
P.S. THE MAN HAD COOKIES WITH HIS FACE AND ALBUM COVER ON IT AND THEY WERE AMAZING AND IF YOU WEREN’T THERE THEN YOU CAN ONLY BLAME YOURSELF - THE END.