OwlTail

Cover image of Tommy Davidson

Tommy Davidson

41 Podcast Episodes

Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

Episode artwork

Comedian and actor Tommy Davidson: On finding a second life in recovery

Heart of the Matter

Tommy Davidson’s childhood was anything but textbook. Discovered on the streets as a toddler by his adoptive white mother, he faced alienation from those who looked down on his interracial upbringing, and strife from a society clinging to racial barriers. But a breakout role on the now-iconic ‘90s sitcom “In Living Color” soon thrust him into fame—and into the throes of addiction. Tune into the latest episode of Heart of the Matter as Tommy, now over two decades into recovery, speaks to Elizabeth Vargas about finding a sense of belonging in his unique upbringing, getting to “live two lives” with recovery and why he thinks substance use seems so prominent in the entertainment industry.  Explore more on topics and themes discussed in this episode:Navigating the Addiction Treatment System Seeking Help: What to Look For, What to Avoid Suggesting Treatment to a Loved OneEditor’s Note: The views and opinions expressed on Heart of the Matter are those of the podcast participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Partnership to End Addiction. We are also mindful that some of the personal stories feature the word “addict” and other terms from this list. We respect and understand those who choose to use certain terms to express themselves. However, we strive to use language that’s health-oriented, accurately reflects science, promotes evidence-based treatment and demonstrates respect and compassion. 

42mins

1 Nov 2022

Episode artwork

S5. Ep. 18: Tommy Davidson reads an excerpt from "Living in Color"

Storybound

Tommy Davidson reads an excerpt from "Living in Color," backed by an original Storybound remix with sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.Tommy Davidson started his career as a stand-up comedian in Washington DC, and since then, he's done it all. His standup career has led him to share bills with the likes of Patti LaBelle and Kenny G, and he was a cast-member on the hit show "In Living Color," also starring Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, and Damon Wayans. He's done three specials for Showtime and appeared on Disney's "The Proud Family" and Spike Lee's "Bamboozled." His book, "In Living Color," released in 2020, details his journey in show business and how he found success.​Support Storybound by supporting our sponsors: Norton: "Fencing with the King" and "The Family Chao" are available wherever books are sold. Acorn.tv is the largest commercial free British streaming service with hundreds of exclusive shows from around the world. Try acorn.tv for free for 30 days by going to acorn.tv and using promo code Storybound. Storyworth: Save $10 on your first purchase at Storyworth.com/Storybound Storybound is hosted by Jude Brewer and brought to you by The Podglomerate and Lit Hub Radio. Let us know what you think of the show on Instagram and Twitter @storyboundpod.***This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy. Since you're listening to Storybound, you might enjoy reading, writing, and storytelling. We'd like to suggest you also try the History of Literature or Book Dreams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22mins

27 Jul 2022

Similar People

Episode artwork

S2:E23 Tommy Davidson I It's OK To Be Me

Corner Table Talk

"The massive challenges that Tommy has faced in life have been no match for his soaring talent and indomitable spirit. If he had lady parts, my search would be over."  Jim Carrey, comedian and actorIn preparing for this episode with Tommy Davidson, I read Tommy's memoir, Living in Color: What's Funny About Me, which recounts his personal triumphs having been abandoned as an infant, adopted and raised by a Caucasian family in Washington D.C. during the Civil Rights Movement, his sustainability in Hollywood and his experience with race in this country. I met Tommy some thirty years ago in NYC and in the years since, I'd run into Tommy here and there in Los Angeles. He was always warm and made me feel like he and I had a special bond. I think aside from his incredible ability to make people laugh, being kind is just a natural for him. What I didn't know was Tommy's life story and all I can say is you can't read his book and not come away with a profound appreciation for the gift that Tommy is to all of us.A true showman from a young age, Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range – from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments – have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show In Living Color, his visibility allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent. Join me, your host Brad Johnson ,  at the corner table for an intimate conversation with Tommy Davidson that reveals the human dimensions of the man behind the name.  * * * Instagram: Corner Table Talk  and Post and Beam Hospitality LinkedIn: Brad Johnson Medium: Corner Table Media E.Mail:  brad@postandbeamhospitality.com For more information on host Brad Johnson or to join our mailing list, please visit: https://postandbeamhospitality.com/ Corner Table™ is a trademark of Post & Beam Hospitality LLC © Post & Beam Hospitality LLCSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 7mins

21 Jul 2022

Episode artwork

Tommy Davidson Uncut Interview

Urban Absurdity

57mins

24 Jun 2022

Most Popular

Episode artwork

S2 Ep10: Tommy Davidson On Growing Up With His Adopted White Family, Racism & More

Love & Respect with Killer Mike

On a new episode of Love And Respect, Killer Mike sits down with American Comedian Tommy Davidson as he talks his upbringings, being adopted by a White family, his career & more.

21mins

20 Jun 2022

Episode artwork

Tommy Davidson + Arreva Martin

Russ ParrCAST

Areva Martin is an author, award-winning civil rights attorney, and talk show host who joins me today just in time for Juneteenth. My next guest. You all may know him as an original cast member on the sketch comedy TV show In Living Color, Oscar Proud on The Proud Family, and so much more. Give it up for Tommy Davidson!

21mins

20 Jun 2022

Episode artwork

Tommy Davidson - Comedy, Living Color, Ace Ventura

Get Some with Gary Owen

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 38mins

3 Mar 2022

Episode artwork

Tommy Davidson & Donut Ecstasy!

THE ANYTHING SHOW WITH JON FRANCOIS

We need powdered donuts to get through this late, sexy, Saturday night Anything Show! Jon Francois & Andrew Vandertunt discuss the Super Bowl moving to Saturday, a missing pizza rolls rant, Seth Rogen not caring about the Oscars, & Jon chats with a TRIFECTA of fabulous guests: actor-comedian Tommy Davidson of In Living Color fame, director Andrew Levitas of the new Johnny Depp film Miramata, & Sarah & Alisha of the Lovestruck Daily podcast! Support comes from Perkies (Perkies.com), Disctopia, & Hydronique Hydration (hydroniquehydration.com)

1hr 6mins

14 Feb 2022

Episode artwork

Tommy Davidson

Real Laughs

Wednesday 1-26-22 Show #706: Tonight we get to interview a true comedic legend: Tommy Davidson!

45mins

27 Jan 2022

Episode artwork

Actor and Comedian Tommy Davidson | A 2nd Visit and Pandemic Follow Up!

The Brett Allan Show

As we continue legends week on the Bret Allan Show, actor and comedian Tommy Davidson comes back for a second, and quick visit to catch up since their last visit. Tommy has a new baby in hand, tour talk since things have opened up, how our country has changed since last year, sharing special moments with fans, the polarizing term of celebrity and much more.Give us kind rating and review!https://ratethispodcast.com/brettallanshowEmail us!openmicguest@gmail.comBe sure to follow us on social media for all the latest podcast updates!Twittertwitter.com/@brettallanshowIGinstagram.com/brettallanshowFacebookFacebook.com/brettallanshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

21mins

1 Sep 2021

Loading