At a new height in his career, Nore Davis has conquered a goal most comedians only dream of: the release of a 30-minute special on Comedy Central. It's a milestone that almost all the Greats have under their belt. Unquestionably deserved, Nore adds this marker of greatness to his repertoire and shows audiences everywhere why he’s more than earned this top-spot on the comedy scene.
As we’ve followed Nore in recent years, it’s become clear that he’s not only established a tried-and-true distinctive style, but also refined it to a T. Once again we see Davis’ signature intonation shifts, personifying facial expressions and energetic hand movements amplifying his punchlines and generating constant stomach-hurting laughter. In his half-hour special, we now see Davis capitalizing on onomatopoetic words and further juxtaposing his calm and honest conversational cadences with the animated delivery of his punchlines. He takes his animated style one step further and couples his transformation of the mic and its stand into props alongside full-body movements that detain the audience for what certainly seems like less-than 30 minutes.
In his usual fashion, Davis reveals personal details about himself with an air of candor that creates an atmosphere of relatability and approachability. He manages to seamlessly transition to each subject across a broad spectrum of topics that range from his take on school shooting solutions to his love of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and generates detailed imagery of hysterical anecdotal situations that produce numerous and lengthy applause breaks which sources revealed "absolutely no sweetening was necessary". What’s more impressive in this special, is that Davis brings his jokes full circle at many points throughout his 30-minute set, and subtly shapes the audience’s emotions by applying emotional responses to the inanimate objects and fictitious characters in his situations. Unknowingly lead by Davis’ on-stage persona, the audience engages with and applauds Davis on-cue as he uses his seasoned knowledge of when to chuckle at himself and the timing and duration of his pauses following the punchlines. There’s no doubt about it – Nore Davis captures and entrances audiences every moment he is on stage.
Alongside other now-household names, Nore Davis’ half-hour special premiered on Comedy Central on November 8th. If you’re stuck in a rut, bored, or looking for something refreshing that will leave you with a feel-good sensation, then be sure to tune in. Catch it on TV or stream it on the Comedy Central website HERE. We promise, 30 minutes will feel like 10, leaving you wanting more!
Written by: Alana Seggman