Earlier this January, Comedy Hype was able to catch up with internet-famed comedian HaHa Davis, as he held a special show for fans in Atlanta, GA. The show at The Atlanta Comedy Theater marks as an early beginning of HaHa’s career on the stand-up stage. The Detroit comedian like many who have found success online is ready to have his audiences directly in front of him. Accompanied by a team, HaHa stepped from that cold night into Atlanta venue this January and didn’t appear to be out of his element. Once he greeted everyone backstage it was then time to get focused on the sold-out show.
In a brief conversation with Comedy Hype’s Jim Dancy, HaHa opened up about his first time ever on stage and admitted he actually didn’t do bad. If you’ve been following us for some time you’ve probably heard the horror stories many comedians have faced when they started doing comedy. HaHa jokingly would share that his secret was knowing not to stay on stage for too long when he first tried stand-up. In recent years comedy’s newest faces have emerged from voices online, shifting the overall dynamic of today’s comedy. Traditional stand-up comedians are under the pressure of figuring out their lane in the social media world. The blueprint now appears that one has to master online platforms and live entertainment to fully maximize their career potential. At 2.5 Million followers on Instagram, HaHa knows he has an audience interested to catch him in person. The 24 year-old’s stage material will naturally develop as things continue. For example, HaHa recently became the father of a baby boy which now means we will be hearing more of his take on fatherhood and raising a son. The beauty of stand-up comedy is that it constantly can be refreshed with more stories as a comedian’s life progresses. He has conquered the online world and now hopes to do the same on stage.
HaHa’s constant work online has found himself competing as a nominee for BET’s first ever Social Awards. With his own chocolate bar on the way and upcoming role in Meet The Blacks 2; Davis is showing that he plans to be remembered. On January 27th, HaHa will hit the stage for his next big show at Boogie’s COMEDY SLAM in New Orleans, presented by basketball player DeMarcus Cousins.