Ken Davis Fully Alive Comedy Tour Coming to Walla Walla
Feb. 20 Event Features Multi-Talented Comedian
By: Kevin Waite
Comedian Ken Davis insists it’s no joke that he first started making people laugh in high school as a method of self-defense.
“I wasn’t very athletic, so when the neighborhood bullies came around I had to use my head to survive. I found it was much easier to make people laugh,” he said this week prior to his upcoming comedy concert on Monday, February 20th, at 7 p.m., at the Blue Mountain Community Church in Walla Walla.
Born with a congenital defect that later was corrected by surgery, the sense of humor that protected him from harm is now a tool for motivating the spirit.
“Ken Davis Fully Alive” is the newest version of a comedy act that for years has entertained audiences from coast to coast. And though audiences usually head homeward from his concert with their ribs sore from laughing, they also walk away uplifted with a newer, fresher view of life.
And let’s face it, Davis is very funny.
How can you not laugh at someone who loves to sit on his motorcycle at the road’s edge near his home and point his wife’s hairdryer at oncoming cars, then enjoys the smell of burning rubber generated from people slamming on their brakes?
Davis responds to people who ask how he got started by saying: “The doctor slapped me and said, ‘It’s a boy!’”
But it was in Denver’s comedy clubs, sharing billing with such funny people as Rosanne, Tim “Tool Man” Allen and Louie Anderson, where he really honed his comedy skills. From there, he quickly moved on as an opening act with Ray Charles, Ben Vereen, Judy Collins, Carol King and other musical artists.
All of this is rolled into the rich tapestry that is Ken Davis humor. He spins a joke with such skill and clean humor that he is one of the country’s most sought-after comedy artists.
And yes, you can bring the kids. Davis’ sidesplitting act inspires and delights audiences of all ages.
A modern-day, all-around talent, Davis also is a best-selling author who appears frequently on television and radio. He is an in-demand keynote, addressing hundreds of groups as diverse as the Kellogg Corporation, Focus on the Family, and Pentax.
As if all this wasn’t enough, he also is president of Ken Davis Productions (www.kendavis.com), which offers training, consulting and management expertise to professional speakers across the country.
“I’m more than just a pretty old face,” he deadpans.
A successful entertainer, businessman and father, Davis says his greatest claim to fame is his 43-year marriage to Diane, with whom he has raised two daughters “who have never served prison time and have brought six amazing grandkids into the world who might.”
He hosts a daily radio show, “Lighten Up,” which airs on more than 1,800 radio outlets nationwide, including local station Positive Life Radio 91.3. The show epitomizes Davis’ view of life and proves that the truth often provides the best comedy material.
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“Ken Davis Fully Alive” is sponsored by Positive Life Radio, Compassion International and Ken Davis Productions. Ticket prices range from $16 to $20 and are available at https://events.kendavis.com/eventinfo/ or by calling 1-800-425-0873. For more information call Positive Life Radio at 1-800-355-4757, or visit www.plr.org.