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Biography

Hailing out of Altadena, CA, in 2008 Jabari Davis took the San Francisco Comedy community by storm, with humor that mixes down and dirty street smarts with thought provoking intellect. With a style that interweaves true-life failures backed by undeniable logic, his comedic dialogue transcends not only cultural barriers, but social classes as well.

Jabari has performed in some of the the nations biggest Comedy clubs including The Comedy Store (Hollywood, La Jolla Ca), The Ice House Comedy Club (Pasadena, Ca), San Francisco Punchline, Sacramento Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club (San Francisco), Carolines on Broadway (New York City), and Gotham Comedy Club (New York City) to name a few. In 2010 he debuted his one man Solo Performance piece “Felony Swagger With a Degree,” in the San Francisco Theater Festival amid rave reviews. He was invited back to the Festival in 2011 to perform another Solo Performance piece. Both of which were Co-Directed by W. Kamau Bell of FX’s “Totally Biased.” In 2011, 2012, and 2013 Jabari was selected to perform in San Francisco prestigious Comedy Day Festival in Golden Gate Park performing alongside Robin Williams, Diane Amos, and Gina Yashere. Jabari has also opened for Charlie Murphy’s Acid Trip Tour, and was recently selected to perform in the Cape Fear Comedy Festival 2013 in Wilmington, North Carolina. To cap off an amazng run in the Bay Area, Jabari Headlined Yoshis San Francisco in September 2013. A predominately Jazz venue, Jabari was and still is the only local Comedian to ever play the Venue. With less than a decade in the Business, Jabari has quickly established himself as a rising star. With National Opener and Feature credits to his name, it’s only a matter of time before he reaches National Headliner status.

In addition to becoming one of the top Comics in The Bay Area, Jabari Davis is also a renowned Producer in the region as well. He gained his recognition from producing a High Powered show, “Jabari Davis and Associates” at San Francisco’s now defunct Legendary Purple Onion Comedy Club from 2010-2012. In addition to performing and producing live Stand Up, Jabari Davis also wrote and directed two full length Documentaries “Escape From LA” and “Basement Legends,” which is a film about the Historical Purple Onion and Jabari Davis’ intertwined fates in San Francisco Comedy.

Jabari tours regularly throughout the United States and recently capped off an amazing 5 year run in San Francisco Comedy. Next Stop. New York City.

For Bookings email: Jabari.B.Davis@gmail.com

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@DomTheNiCK yessir! Catch you tomorrow fam. #Maui

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RT @DomTheNiCK: S/O @jabaridavis coming through @monkeypodkitchen #wailea & reppin that Logo Tee

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In a world where getting attention is a form of currency, "Blending in" is the new "standing out." #Lowkey

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Done with the big crowds and shit.. That ain't it.

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Lowkey.... http://t.co/4HYN5GGeSg

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Being lowkey is the new "putting yourself out there."

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Freedom to me.... Is me being fully aware of what it is you're trying to do to me.

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I'm not getting rid of my infamy.

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If I ever become famous, it'll be because I've traded in all of my infamy for fame.

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No sense of urgency for me.. When you're on your path, you just relax and walk it. #RelishEveryLittleStep

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Walk it … with yo shoulders back , & ya head Held high ! 💯

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I wish more people would realize that..

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Affirmative, JBD. Part of my self talk mantras of the day today.

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No sense of urgency for me.. When you're on your path, you just relax and walk it.

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Dude was like "what do you do for a living?" I responded "Live.... I live for a living." @ Morimoto Maui http://t.co/8qePGvtE1v

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In one week mf's went from talking about #Ferguson, to Football, to Floyd not being able to read, to Suge Knight getting shot. Just thought I'd share that before I went snorkeling. Smh that's why I don't get emotionally involved.

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That's why they call it breaking news: And you forgot the about Straight Outta Compton Movie production getting shot up...lets call it a foreshadowing for Suge

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I think the ice bucket challenge deserves honorable mention too lmao!

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Chris Cobb wtf they just sent me a email telling were to be for the concert scene in STRAIGHT OUT OF COMPTON....CANCEL THAT....ASAP SMH

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Going more West..

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JABARIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!! Miss you dude... Safe travels!!

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We're all heading out there tomorrow!

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Have fun on Maui! My family lives there it's the most amazing place in earth. Make the trip to Hana you won't be sorry

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That first Mos Def album has been so heavy in my rotation lately.. #Classic #Real

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#MrNigga!

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NYC #3TheHardWay 9/30 at Stand Up New York.

Jabari Davis, Carmen Lynch, and Kyle Grooms!

Kyle Grooms: Best known for his hilarious half-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central and his guest appearances on VH-1, NBC's Last Comic Standing and Chappelle's Show, Kyle started doing stand-up at a local Miami night club while holding down a day job as Art Director at the Spanish-language netwo…

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9/20 Lets go! Lineup is crazy! Got my girl Aida Rodriguez and my bro Frankie Quinones on the show. I have Big Chip aka Kasey Kirkewood debuting in StandUp that night as well. Edward Imnotangry Scizzorhandz Bday as well. Plus we have Phillip PhatCat

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I will be there

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People don't really understand how truly funny this last 3 The Hard Way show is going to be. If you miss this one....your bad!!!

Can't wait. Big Chip!? Are you kidding me!?

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Dude seriously though!! Alfredo Resendiz

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When we sit down and come up with a set of rules to abide by within our communities, i'd like to put a motion on the table. Motion to ban all pajama bottoms from being worn at Protest by Black Women. SpongeBob PJ pants have no place on the front

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Lol you're too much!!! But definitely needed!!!!

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Agree !! #HereHere 😂

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AND NO NIGGAS SAGGIN WITH CAPTAIN AMERICA DRAWS ON!!!

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The homie just challenged me to the Ice Bucket challenge. I accepted by blocking him.

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Hahahahahah- real tears rite now!

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im done bro...lmao

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Lol, you're hilarious! I was waiting to see if somebody was going to challenge you!!!

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Father’s Day
Fathers Day
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Swallow that N Word
Swallow That N word
27 May
Focaccia
The first Trader Joes opened in My hometown. That’s why whenever I miss home, I go there and post up by the samples.. Maybe eat a piece of focaccia bread for the homies that ain’t here.
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Rice Cake
“Eating healthy as a kid almost got me beat up a few times. I remember the big homie was holding court with a few of us in Loma Alta park. In the middle of it, I broke out a snack and started eating. Halfway through he got frustrated and said “if you
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Jabari Davis - "Altadena Life"

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Jabari Davis - "Excuse Me Guy"

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Jabari Davis - "Graffiti Editor"

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Integrating Marthas Vineyard

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210 West Presents A Day n the Life of Jabari Davis

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JabariDavis Reading In Public

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JabariDavis Losing my Thug Swag

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Basement Legends Trailer

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2012

Dude was like Touched down in the hometown, took a cab to Altadena, and stopped by Lailahs loft for my #DenaGear for tonight's show. Just happened to run into the owner and my good friend, the gorgeous Nicole Myles. Everyone get to her store and support Dopeness. #Dena Tonight! Pasadena/ Altadena let's go!! #StandUp 10:30 Been a minute, but caught up with my fam @gregcomedy in SF at the Brainwash. #StandUp RIP to Robin Williams a Legend and an amazing guy. Rocked Comedy Day in Golden gate Park with him in 2010, and got a Lived in SF for damn near 6 years,  been coming up here all my life as a kid, and never rode the Cable Cars until today. Sometimes you have to be a tourist and enjoy your surroundings. #SanFrancisco #Cali Ice House Comedy Club 8/16 1030 show. Come get down with me and some hilarious ppl. #StandUp Rocking on Macdougal St last week. @comicdiversity #NYC #GrislyPear Back in the City #SF rocking my home room. #LocalFolks #Resident shoutout to @kikobreiz The Pete Rock to my CL Smooth. #StandUp #Cali #ComedyCrawl #TBT San Francisco Escape from LA shoot. Photo Daniel Jarvis 2009 My girl @sooyahjun getting it in last night on the @comicdiversity show. #StandUp Keith Murray in Central Park. #SummerStage #NYC Walking through LAX and saw the hood out of the corner of my eye.. Late post, but managed to get a shot with my fam JC! Good to see all of my real ones out last night! #Dena #TBT San Francisco Club Deluxe 2009 Shoutout to my man Al Gonzales for all of the Stage time at this venue. Helped me grow as a Comedian. #StandUp Happy Birthday to my Moms. I'm so happy I chose you to be my mother, and even happier you received me as your son. We'll celebrate when I get to Ca later this week. Until then just know that you're the greatest. Love your
#BabyBoy (My brother Talib on the left) Was walking with the Homie Tmor to Kabin last night. And all of a sudden I was talking to myself. Went back a whole block to find the homie writing in his notebook. Didn't even notice me take this pic of him. Cause comedians know, when the ideas come, you have to stop whatever you're doing and capture that shit! #StandUp Me and @brandazzle last night at @fthcomedy. Haven't seen this amazing lady in about a year. Love her though! Comedy fam. #StandUp #NYC Back to the Future on the big screen at the park. Definitely some Williamsburg type shit. Yet still I was feeling it. #BrooklynSummer trying to Save the clock Tower... And mf's still don't now what time it is. San Francisco in New York. #21stAmendment Watermelon Wheat Beer.

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